View from German Front Line – Montauban 1st July 1916

View looking south from position of German front line towards 17th Manchester assembly trenches.   The open nature of the land rendered it open to enfilade fire from the west.

View looking south from position of German front line towards 17th Manchester assembly trenches. The open nature of the land rendered it open to enfilade fire from the west.  The week long artillery bombardment made the front line to be a shallow ditch; allowing the Manchester Battalions and 2nd RSF to advance towards Montauban.

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2 thoughts on “View from German Front Line – Montauban 1st July 1916

    1. 8055bell Post author

      I saw the program about tunneling this morning on IPlayer. Brave men!
      I will try to cover Arras this year. Thanks for the tip.

      Reply

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