British charity reverses decision to sell Somme battlefield after members fury

The sale of an historic Somme battlefield will be reversed after it provoked fury among a charity’s members. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. The Western Front Association (WFA) has been plunged into crisis since the revelation it sold the Butte de Warlencourt to former chairman Bob Paterson, reported in The Telegraph on Thursday.  WFA members were left surprised by its sudden sale and vented their anger about the lack of transparency around the… Outrage at the decision has led to four trustees of the heritage group resigning and an investigation from the Charity Commission. The Butte, an ancient artificial mound in France, was the site of fierce fighting between British and German forces during the Battle of the Somme in 1916. read more