Thursday, 12 April 2018

An Attack Towards Hazebrouck

Friday 12th April 1918

Today we have seen the German attack towards Ypres from the direction of Messines grind to a halt. Like a gangrel cat in panic trying to escape a sack, the enemy has tried to claw his way through in another place. Today's attack has been towards the town of Hazebrouck. Their advance has been but two miles and the only place of note to have fallen is Merville.

The 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment is once more in the line, south of Mesnil, a short distance from Bouzincourt Ridge. Today they have lost an officer killed and two wounded, however, five new officers, including a captain and two lieutenants have joined. 

Sources: X550/5/3

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