Wednesday 19 September 2018

Huge Offensive Under Way in Palestine

Thursday 19th September 1918

Today 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment has again been involved in operations around Ronssoy, south-west of Cambrai. This is just a part of wider operations as divisions north and south of the Australian Corps aim to straighten the line. 

Greater operations are, we understand, underway in Palestine. Allied guns opened up a bombardment of Turkish positions in the Plain of Sharon, well to the north of Jerusalem. The battlefront extends from a point just south of Jericho all the way to the coast. Things, at this great distance are, as yet, unclear and we hope to make a full report tomorrow. Certainly, the 1st/5th Bedfords are in action.

Source: X550/3/wd; X550/6/8

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