Wednesday, 22 November 2017

German Counter-Attacks at Cambrai

Thursday 22nd November 1917

Today has seen more German counter-attacks, which have gained some ground. The 8th Bedfords, between Noyelles and Cantaing and in front of Nine Wood, were frequently shelled during the morning.

At 1 pm the enemy launched a determined attack from Fontaine-Notre-Dame towards Anneux. Towards dusk, at four o’clock a few of the enemy appeared to be approaching the Bedfords from a small wood north of Noyelles and were promptly driven off by machine-gun fire.

Meanwhile, the British line has not really moved. Bourlon Wood still remains in enemy hands.

Source: X550/9/1

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