Sunday, 29 November 2015

What the Engineers Have Been Doing

Monday 29th November 1915: We have heard from the 1st/1st East Anglian Royal Engineers about what they have been up to this month. They have been working near Givenchy-lès-la-Bassée, and thus in the vicinity of 2nd Bedfords, though with 2nd as opposed to 7th Division.

The have constructed of a new third line of defences from the Annequin-Auchy railway to the la Bassée Canal. They have been constructing new trenches, “dog’s legs”, machine gun emplacements, wire entanglements, dugouts and latrines and repairing existing trenches which were adopted as part of the line.

Source: WW1/WD3

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