Based on the Battle of Broodseinde
Ridge on October 4, 1917, the platoon set off from Zonnebeke and encountered the same terrain and ate the same food that the servicemen would have done.
Lewis McGee was awarded the Victoria Cross for most conspicuous bravery on 4 October 1917 during the Battle of Broodseinde
Ridge in Belgium.
On October 4, 1917, the 143rd Brigade, including the 1/7th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was part of a major British attack that became known as the Battle of Broodseinde
. As with so much of the fighting in the Ypres Salient, the main battle quickly became a series of localised engagements, fought out in a lunar landscape of shell craters and mud.