Friday 26 October 2018

Back in Reserve

Saturday 26th October 1918

After their great effort in the last few days 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment, has moved back into reserve. It is close enough to the front line to observe what is going on and is, according to its commanding officer, "keen for another scrap".

Meanwhile, for the last week Second Army has been hung up along the Schelde Canal, trying to get across in the face of determined opposition. It seems, this evening, as if the successes by First, Third and Fourth Armies further south have done the Second Army a favour, as the enemy has begun to retire from its positions along the canal, fearing being out-flanked from the south.

Source: X550/3/wd

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