Alan in Thessaloniki … again!

SCS Chairman Alan Wakefield has just returned from giving a lecture on British strategy and the 1918 Balkan victory as part of a round table history discussion panel at the Teloglion Foundation in Thessaloniki.

Assisted by local SCS members, Alan also carried out a recce of ‘new’ sections of the Birdcage Line and of the attack by 13th Black Watch and 2nd Cameron Highlanders on Homondos in the Struma Valley. Both these locations will be included in forthcoming SCS tours during 2018.

Summit of The Matterhorn. Photo by Alan Wakefield.
Summit of ‘The Matterhorn’. Photo by Alan Wakefield.
Direction of 13th Black Watch attack on Homondos in October 1917. Photo by Alan Wakefield.
Direction of 13th Black Watch attack on Homondos in October 1917. Photo by Alan Wakefield.
British communication trench. Photo by Alan Wakefield.
British communication trench. Photo by Alan Wakefield.

Author: Andy Hutt

Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served in Salonika as a sapper with the Royal Engineers from 1916-1918. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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