Centenary of the Somme – 5 Hundred Rounds per Minute

The Twelve Days of the Centenary Christmas

On the 1st Day of July – our family returned to Montauban
On the 2nd Battle of Ypres – we searched for a cousin and an uncle
On the 3rd day  we review 3 War Memorials
On the 4th day we  seek four Battalions at Montauban

On the 5th day we have 500 rounds in a minute

The Lewis and Vickers Machine Guns carried by men of 90th Company, Machine Gun Corps had a tremendous rate of fire.  I came across a Blog post showing letters from Captain Grundy – July 27th 1916 | The Skipper’s War  – and used this to build a wider perspective on their involvement at Montauban.  Latterly, I’m in contact with a relative of Captain Grundy and hope to dedicate the next update of Machine Gun Corps at Montauban to Captain Grundy’s daughter.  It seems quite possible her father helped save Arthur Bell’s life, when he retired from Triangle Point at dawn on 2nd July 1916.

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