Saturday 10 November 2018

Business as Usual

Sunday 10th November 1918

It was business as usual on the Western Front today. There have been successful attacks in various places. One of these was at Asquillies, about a mile south of Mons. Here 4th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment took part in an attack by 63rd (Royal Naval) Division, seizing the village at nine o'clock this morning. The battalion then moved to the village of Harveng a mile or so to the east in preparation for a night attack tonight on Harmignies a mile or so to the north-east(1)

Source: X550/5/3

(1) the village would fall about one o'clock on the morning of the 11th, the last offensive action taken by the Bedfordshire Regiment during the war.

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