Tuesday 11 November 2014

Another German Attack Near the 1st Battalion

Wednesday 11th November 1914: the adjutant of the 1st Battalion, entrenched near the Menin Road, reports that the Germans have made another attack. They broke through about two hundred yards from the battalion's left flank. They then made an attack on this exposed flank but were repelled, albeit with the loss of seventeen or so of our boys wounded. A counter-attack by other units restored the position on the battalion's left flank. The Germans persist in making these attacks on our positions but they do not seem well-co-ordinated and, indeed, seem rather piecemeal in nature which suggests that they do not really expect to make much headway across the front but are just trying to seize a few local objectives before the lines settle down for the winter.

Source: X550/2/5

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