Monday 22 August 2016

Day Fifty Three on the Somme

Tuesday 22nd August 1916 From our Correspondent in the Field

Early this morning 14th (Light) Division captured part of Edge Trench. This trench runs, as the name implies, along the eastern edge of Delville Wood. The Germans now have just a toe-hold remaining in this wood.

On the Pozières Ridge, 48th (South Midland) Division withstood German attacks on posts captured a short time before. This evening the enemy are reported to be attacking again and, indeed, much noise is audible from the north-west of my position in the rear areas around Montauban. 

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