Sunday, 14 October 2018
Second Army Advances
Monday 14th October 1918
Today General Plumer's Second Army resumed their advance out of the Ypres salient. On its left, to the north, the Belgians and French also took up the challenge. In the days leading up to today Second Army has carried out bombardments of the enemy positions and feint, probing attacks to keep him off-balance. Word has reached us the Germans are evacuating the biggest city in this region - Lille, which they have held since the first days of the war in August 1914.
As the French and Belgians advance up the Belgian coast towards the city of Ghent,Second Army will protect their right flank. Today all objectives have been taken. there has been some serious fighting but in places the enemy's resistance has been perfunctory. All seems set fair.