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8th September 2014 - “Pals” - a documentary

Unhappily, our quest lecturer was unable to be with us for this lecture but, luckily, our members, Peter Woodhead & Maurice Priest, armed with a dvd and notes, were able to come to the rescue.

We learnt of the original idea behind the Pals regiments and of the history of The Accrington Pals and we followed their journey from enlisting (with no uniform and then temporary navy uniforms) to when, fully kitted out, they fought in the battles in France and the subsequent unhappy end for so many of the young men.