Wednesday 19 November 2014

Snow in Northern France

Thursday 19th November 1914: We hear that the first snow of the winter has fallen in northern France and the adjutant of the 2nd Battalion has told us that it is very cold for the men in the trenches, which are south-west of Fleurbaix.

The 1st Battalion is finally being relieved from the front line, after thirteen days. They are going back to a wood near the hamlet of Hooge which has known as Sanctuary Wood because it is a comparatively safe place in which battered units might seek some rest whilst still being in reserve, easily brought up in case they are needed.

Sources: X550/2/5; X550/3/wd

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