Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Seventy Ninth Day of the Third Battle of Ypres

Wednesday 17th October 1917

Today 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, has been practising an attack, according to the adjutant: “with special reference to pill boxes, barrages, counter-attack, communication, sectional advances, rapid consolidation, fire control, bayonet, Lewis gun, rifle grenades and smoke” a very full account of the way modem war is fought. Afterwards the commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel P R Worrall MC, gave a lecture on the subject. In the afternoon the second-in-command, Major Halford, took a course for all officers in map reading.

Source: X550/2/5

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