Thursday, 12 November 2015

A Deserter and Impending Action

 1st/5th Bedfords interrogate Turkish prisoners

Friday 12th November 1915: The adjutant of the 1st/5th Bedfords, still encamped at Finsbury Vale in Gallipoli tells us that a Turkish deserter has been apprehended and interrogated, giving some useful information. He also notes that Lord Kitchener has arrived in the peninsula on a tour of inspection.

The 8th Bedfords are currently in the front line near Ypres. This morning 71st Brigade Headquarters has contacted them with the message: "Division wires that certain information has been received showing that there is a possibility that the Germans may attack today. Information is unreliable but you are hereby warned and close touch should be kept on your flanks and with the neighbouring Brigades especially with the 49th Division".

Sources: X550/6/8; X550/9/1

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