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Remembering the Battle of Messines and its Staffordshire connections 100 years on

31 May 17

On 7 June 1917 Allied troops were fighting their way into the village of Messines in Belgium in one of the most successful offensives of WWI.

  But many people may not be aware of the close connections to Staffordshire and the vital role of the two military training camps on Cannock Chase during the Great […]


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