Friday 2 November 2018

Valenciennes Falls

Saturday 2nd November 1918

As your correspondent predicted, yesterday's attack by Third Army and the Canadian Corps of First Army continued today and has been a triumphant success. The enemy evacuated the town of Valenciennes and has abandoned the line of the Schelde. This complete success comes despite the setbacks of yesterday and, I hear, has cause meticulous planning for an assault in a few days time to be wasted as the enemy have already abandoned the positions which were to be attacked! As a junior officer quipped to me earlier today - "Tally ho!"

We hear today of another Franco-American attack on the Meuse-Argonne Front which began yesterday. The Americans, we are told were completely successful, far out-distancing their French allies and advancing six miles.

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