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Re: Message for Sunray

Posted by Tony T on Sat, Sep 03 2016 at 02:55 AM CDT:

In Reply to: Re: Message for Sunray posted by Colonel Rod Arnold on Fri, Sep 02 2016 at 04:48 PM CDT:

We all go on about the battle of the SOMME which went on for 144 days. Long enough.... British casualties 57.470. French 2000.

Battle of Passchendaele. The battle of the MUD where my grandfather died along with 55000 other soldiers in the field of Flanders as their bodies were never found.

Did Haig attended staff colleague where he would have been instructed to fight a war. His Generals one has to assume did. I believe they may have countermand his orders indirectly.

The eventual capture of what little remained of Passchendaele village by British and Canadian forces on 6 November finally gave Haig an excuse to call off the offensive and claim success.

I wonder, did he ever receive 3 cheers from his troops as we did to our CO's on our return from an exercise?

TT



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