Capt. David C. Hughes

Capt. David C. Hughes

VIRTUAL Presentation on ORTONA’S Battle of The Gully

7 pm, Thursday, November 12, 2020 VIA Zoom

The Battle of the Gully, one of most punishing battles of the Italian Campaign at Ortona, will be the focus of Captain David C. Hughes LIVE presentation in the York Sunbury Historical Society’s inaugural 2020-2021 virtual lecture series.

This LIVE event is FREE and will be held via ZOOM at 7 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2020. The presentation will be recorded and made available online after the event.

The Battle of The Gully took place in December 1943 and involved New Brunswick’s own Carleton & York Regiment including local servicemen from Fredericton, Devon and Marysville.

Called “Bloody December” by the soldiers of the 1st Canadian Division, fighting in The Battle of Ortona, was a hard slog, marked by terrible weather, and tough resistance from the retreating German army. One particularly difficult objective for the Canadians was a 70 plus feet deep by more than 900 feet wide ravine that provided the Germans with a virtually impregnable defensive position. This ravine came to be known simply as, The Gully.

Ortona and the Battle of the Gully

Ortona and the Battle of the Gully Inaugural Virtual Presentation by Capt. David C. Hughes 7 pm, November 12, 2020 via ZOOM

Captain David C. Hughes, C.D., the Regimental Historian of the Royal New Brunswick Regiment, will outline the role, triumphs, and tragedies of the Carleton & York Regiment at the Battle of The Gully.


Meeting ID: 867 7822 8563
Passcode: 115627

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Melynda Jarratt, Executive Director, Fredericton Region Museum
Tel: 506-455-6041

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