Monday 5 March 2018

1st Bedfords Defend the Bridge

Tuesday 5th March 1918

1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, in northern Italy is going back into the front line today at Bisasio on the River Piave. This time they will have specific responsibility for defending a bridge across this wide, shallow, fast-flowing river, the Ponte della Priula.

Meanwhile 2nd Battalion, which has been working on trying to improve defences in the “battle zone” behind the front line, where any enemy attack is expected to be halted, has moved back to billets. They are at Villers-Saint-Christophe, a mile or so north-west of their previous billets at Aubigny-aux-Kaisnes.

Sources: X550/2/5; X550/3/wd

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