Saturday, 27 January 2018

New Country

Sunday 27th January 1918

2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment has marched to Chauny today, a small town ten miles or so south of Saint-Quentin, and east of the city of Noyon which they reached just after dark this evening. This area is all new to much of the British Army, being part of the line newly taken over from the French, though the country is the same flat, open scenery with occasional low hills familiar enough to anyone who has spent long enough in Flanders or Picardy. Of the Bedfordshire Regiment, only old sweats of the 1st Battalion would remember this area as it is where they fought in autumn 1914.

Source: X550/3/wd

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