Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Aerial Darts

Wednesday 4th April 1917 from our correspondent in the field

We hear from the 8th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment that Lord Ampthill assumed command today, Lord Henry Scott leaving for a staff post at General Head Quarters. The enemy in the Loos sector is lively. They use a type of projectile referred to as “aerial darts” by the adjutant. They are especially fond of using them at night. Yesterday an officer, Second Lieutenant Clark, was wounded, one other rank killed and three more wounded by them. Clearly the two sets of trenches are fairly close at this point.

Source: X550/9/1

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