Saturday, 7 April 2018

Bombardment near Armentieres

Sunday 7th April 1918

Just before noon today the 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment marched to Huddleston Camp near Ypres and took over two sections of the battle zone in case the next stage of the German attack takes place there. We are all still in the dark about where and when then next German onslaught will take place, we just all feel certain that they must try to deliver a knockout blow somewhere whilst they have numerical superiority and before the Americans arrive.

STOP PRESS: Just As I was about to file this short report news reached us that heavy artillery barrages are taking place to the north of us, between Armentieres and Festubert, where some of the great battles of 1915 took place. This may well answer the question of when the next enemy attack will take place and where.

Source: X550/3/wd

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