Monday, 16 October 2017

Seventy Eighth Day of the Third Battle of Ypres

Tuesday 16th October 1917

The adjutant of 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, tells us that today the officers and sergeants have taken part in a ‘war game’ using toy soldiers on a large model near Battalion Headquarters. This war game was called “The Taking of Polderhoek Chateau” to make them aware of the latest thinking on offensive tactics as well as the latest observations on defence by the enemy. This afternoon the officers have taken on the other ranks in a game of rugby and tonight there will be a concert for the battalion.

6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment has been reinforced. One officer, Lieutenant E S Dyer, and ninety other ranks have arrived to swell the ranks.

Sources: X550/2/5; X550/7/1

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