Saturday 15 September 2018

A Pause Before a Storm

Sunday 15th September 1918

Here on the Western Front the British and Imperial troops are in a state of expectation. They know they will soon have to attack the German defences of the Hindenburg Line. These defences are very strong and any attack is likely to be prolonged and bloody. But, set against this, is the fact that large parts of the German army are nowhere near as determined as they were even a few months ago. In addition, a breakthrough of these defences will lead the army into the green fields beyond the desolation of the front line and one feels that the end will then be very near. 

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