1st October - more front line action for Harry

The battalion war Diary for today, 1st October 1917 makes for more chilling reading.

The trenches were bombarded at 5 a.m. and again at 12.30 p.m. All day aeroplanes fired on the trenches and at 6.30 p.m. another bombardment started. At 7 p.m. an enemy attack was imminent, prevented by an artillery barrage. "After this, the night was quiet."

Follow the link to the war diary to read the whole account of the last two days.

9th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment War Diary

1 comment:

greg's granddaughter said...

My blood ran cold when I read in thediary for 30th September, the opening of the battle, that the enemy was using "flammenwerfer" - flame throwers. Film archive of these in use has been shown on TV - absolutely horrific. Apparently, we used them too...