Monday 27 February 2017

Enemy Still Near Arras

Second Lieutenant E E Bath [X550/1/81]

Tuesday 27th February 1917 from our correspondent in the field

For all that the Germans have pulled back quite some way on the Somme it seems that around Arras they have not gone very far. Second Lieutenant G A Anstee spoke with me this afternoon to tell me that from their positions at Agny, south-west of the city, they could hear and observe our artillery active throughout the day on enemy’s lines. Lieutenant-Colonel H S Poyntz has returned from leave and once more taken command. A new officer has also joined the Battalion, Second Lieutenant E E Bath.

Source: X550/3/WD

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