Sunday, 19 August 2018

WW1 Remembered...




On this Day in 1918


British Advance in Flanders  ~ Battle of Outtersteene Ridge 18th August 1918


Action of Outtersteene Ridge. 

Wounded from the 27th Brigade, 9th Division, prepare for a light railway journey from Meteren to medical units in the rear area, 18 August 1918.

Brooke, John Warwick ( Lieutenant)
Photographer
© IWM (Q 6959)


Action of Outtersteene Ridge. Artillery observers watching the progress of the creeping barrage laid down to support the attack of 27th Brigade, 9th Division. Meteren, 18 August 1918.


Brooke, John Warwick ( Lieutenant)
Photographer
© IWM (Q 6948)



Action of Outtersteene Ridge. Signallers, Royal Engineers (9th Division), at an artillery observation post sending back messages about the British creeping barrage. Meteren, 18 August 1918.

Brooke, John Warwick ( Lieutenant)
Photographer
© IWM (Q 6947)





The hundred days offensive which began in with the Battle of Amiens in August 1918 saw the rapid series of Allied Victories against which the German army had no real defense.



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