Sunday 16 September 2018

On the Move

Monday 16th September 1918

After the disbandment of three of its battalions earlier this year, the Bedfordshire Regiment has now just three battalions on the Western Front - 1st, 2nd and 4th. Two of these have been on the move today as the generals move their pieces on the board that is the battlefront, preparing for the great assault on the Hindenburg Line.

2nd Battalion boarded a fleet of buses this morning at Leuze Wood on the old Somme battlefield and are this evening in a wood west of Aizecourt-le-Bas, south-west of Cambrai and a mile or two short of the Hindenburg Line. They expect to be in action in a few days.Meanwhile 4th Battalion marched to Saint-Leger south-east of Arras.

Source: X550/3wd; X550/5/3

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