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THE US Army is the subject of a talk in Alnmouth next week.

Lt Col John F Bessette will speak on Over There with O’Ryan’s Roughnecks: the US 27th Division under British Command in 1918 at the next meeting of the Western Front Association on September 12, before he returns to America the next day.

On September 26,John Derry, Professor Emeritus at Newcastle University, will be reading his From Crisis to Victory, revealing some of the events which led to victory for the Allies in 1918.

Meetings for the Western Front Association are held at Alnmouth Ex-Servicemen’s Club, starting at 7.30pm for 8pm. Both members and new visitors are welcome. There is a suggested minimum donation of £1, including a buffet.