Monday 25 April 2016

This Month with the East Anglian Royal Engineers

Tuesday 25th April 1916: During this past month the East Anglian Royal Engineers have been improving the defences of Cité-Calonne just north of Béthune. The work has consisted of construction of concrete machine gun emplacements in the support line and the building of strongpoints and artillery observation posts. They have also been making tunnels to help troops get to the front without running the gauntlet of artillery fire. As if this was not enough they have also been constructing a reserve line running through the houses of Calonne.

Source: WW1/WD3

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