Tuesday, 28 March 2017

More from Gaza

The Battle of Gaza from The Official History of the Great War

Wednesday 28th March 1917 from our correspondent in the field

We understand in a wire from 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment that no members of the Battalion became casualties in the Battle of Gaza on 26th March. They were south of the town in the rear of the attacking 53rd (Welsh) Division near a narrow, dry ravine called Wadi Ghuzze.

Yesterday the Battalion was ordered to concentrate near a place called Tel el Armar, which they did partly under shell fire. In the evening they marched to a place called Nuseirat, a few miles south-west of Gaza and bivouacked. They are evidently prepared for more offensive preparations.

Source: X550/6/8

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