Wednesday 21 September 2016

Day Eighty Three on the Somme

Thursday 21st September 1916: From our Correspondent in the Field

Last night, around 8.30 the industrious New Zealanders attacked enemy positions north-west of Flers. This attack, without any artillery support, took the Germans completely by surprise and they were pushed back. A resulting German counter-attack was then thrown back.

It seems that the Germans have abandoned the Starfish Line which gave such trouble to the 47th (1st/2nd London) and 50th (Northumbrian) Divisions. These trenches near Martinpuich will no doubt be taken over and consolidated.

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