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A Haven in Hell: Ypres Sector 1914-1918 Paul Chapman

A Haven in Hell: Ypres Sector 1914-1918

Paul Chapman

Published January 1st 2001
ISBN : 9780850527735
Paperback
150 pages
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Talbot House Poperinghe was opened in November 1915 as a Soldiers Club - a haven from hell - by two Chaplains of the 6th Division, Philip Tubby Clayton and Neville Talbot. The house was dedicated to the memory of Gilbert Talbot, NevillesMoreTalbot House Poperinghe was opened in November 1915 as a Soldiers Club - a haven from hell - by two Chaplains of the 6th Division, Philip Tubby Clayton and Neville Talbot. The house was dedicated to the memory of Gilbert Talbot, Nevilles brother, who had been killed in in the afternoon counter-attack (set up to re-take the positions lost in the early morning Liquid Fire attack of the same day) at Hooge on 30 July 1915. For the following three years, except for a short period in 1918, the doors of Talbot House never closed and it became a home-from-home for the officers and men of the British and Imperial armies of the time. Today Talbot House is a living museum offering a friendly greeting and a cup of tea to visitors on their arrival - a house rule established by Tubby Clayton in 1915. Bringing to the reader the history of the house and its contents, the book brings to life the multitude of events that took place in and around it as well as telling the little-known stories of Claytons frequent trips to the front line to minister to the men in the trenches around Ypres