Tuesday 25 April 2017

Seventeenth Day of the Battle of Arras

Wednesday 25th April 1917

After the severe fighting of the last two days the front has been much quieter here around Arras today. 17th (Northern) Division of VI Corps attacked again today but made little progress and, we understand, it is to be relieved tonight by 12th (Eastern) Division.

The adjutant of the 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, has been in touch to say that they are back in the front line at Cité-Saint-Élie near Loos. The enemy has been very active with artillery, shelling the reserve, support and front lines with 5.9 and 4.2 howitzers from 10.30 a.m. until about half an hour ago.

Source: X550/9/1

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