Thursday 1 November 2018

Encircling Valenciennes

Friday 1st November 1918

After the attack yesterday by 2nd Army, today has seen an attack by Third Army and the Canadian Corps of First Army with the intention of encircling the town of Valenciennes and of outflanking the Schelde. The boxer on the ropes threw a few tired punches and one of them landed, halting the advance after initial success. Nevertheless to quote the song popular with the army "Are we downhearted? No!" The attack will resume tomorrow.

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