Monday 3 September 2018

No Enemy to Attack

Tuesday 3rd September 1918

This morning the 1st Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment were preparing themselves to attack the enemy east of Bapaume only the find, on reaching their objective that the enemy had abandoned it and withdrawn. The attacking companies, B and D then advanced about four miles until they came in contact with the enemy, when they then dug in.

This seems to suggest that the enemy have done as they did in March 1917 when they withdrew to their Hindenburg Line. If that is the case there may be a lull in the advance as commanders prepare to attack this highly defended position.

Source: X550/2/5

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