Friday 23 June 2017

Turks Seem Less Aggressive

Saturday 23rd June 1917

The adjutant of 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, has wired to mention that since a relief took place a few days ago, the enemy has been growing less and less active from a machine-gun point of view.

During the last three nights especially, very few bullets have come near the bivouac and most of those have been from single rifle shots and not from machine-gun bursts. A few shrapnel and high explosive shells have come over - generally about three to five between 3 pm and 6 pm and the British guns have always replied with one or two salvos which seems to have a sobering effect on the enemy guns.

Source: X550/6/8

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