Friday, 14 September 2018

Cat and Mouse on Bureid Ridge

Saturday 14th September 1918

In all the excitement of the American success at Saint-Mihiel, your correspondent was remiss in not reporting the latest information from Palestine. The 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment has been patrolling, probing the enemy defences at Bureid Ridge. On 12th, an enemy patrol was encountered by one of ours and the Bedfords tried to surround it, stealthily creeping around both flanks, hidden by rocks, scrub and folds in the ground. Frustratingly, something gave away the intention and the Turks made a hasty withdrawal.

Source: X550/6/8

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