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CONTENTS
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IX TRENCH WARFARE, 1915-1916
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Summary-A Coda to the Second Battle of Ypres-The Initiation of
the New Battalions-The Action at the BlufI-A Period of Routine
and Raids-The Capture of "Crosbie Craters"-Patrols, Raids and
Counter-Raids-The 2nd/5th Battalion's first Victoria Cross.
X THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME, 1916
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The Origins, Setting and Objects of the Battle--How the Story will
be Told-The Battle of Albert, 1916 ; The Attack on Thiepval, 1st
July; The Attack on Beaumont Hamel, 1st July ; Quadrangle
Trench, Contalmaison, 5th to 7th July; Ovillers,]th to loth July;
"They also serve who only stand and wait"; Ovillers again-The
Battle of Bazentin Ridge, 14th to 17th July; Second-Lieutenant
M. A. Callaghan's D.S.O.; In Reserve--Entracte-The Battle of
Delville Wood; An Allied Enterprise-The Battle of Pozieres Ridge-
The Battle of Ginchy-The Battle of Flers-Courcelette-The Battle
of Morval-The Battle of Thiepval Ridge; A Minor Operation near
Thiepval-The Battle of Transloy Ridges-Le Transloy Again-
The Battle of Ancre Heights-Epilogue.
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Some Raids-- An Ecbo of the Battle of the Somme-A Winter of
Routine and Reorganization-More Battalions arrive in France-
The Advance to the Hindenburg Line; The Attack at Savy Wood ;
The Operations near Gricourt-The Battle of
Arras-An
Epilogue to
the Battle of Arras-A Spring Miscellany-The Battle of Messines.
XII 1917 (contd.)-THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRE5-THE BATTLE
OF CAMBRAI
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I ntroductory- The Opening of the Battle: Lieutenant-Colonel B.
Best-Dunkley's Victoria Cross-The Attack on Westhoek Ridge--The
Crossing of the Steenbeck near Langemarck-Behind the Line--The
Battle of Langemarck, 16th to lSth August, 1917-Two Side-shows-
An Ill-starred Attack-The "Green Line" Once More--A Side-show-
In the Wings-The 9th Battalion's Last Action, 4th Octoher, 1917-
The 9th of October: Summary; The Regular Battalions; The
Territorial Battalions; The Pioneer Battalion - The Attack at
Houthulst Fore_t, 22nd October, 1917- The End of the Third Battle
of Ypres-Autumn Gleanings-The Battle of Cambrai: The Attack;
The Dummy Attack;
An
Interlude ; The Riposte- More Gleanings-
The Attack at Westroosebeke.
XIII 1915 UP TO THE END OF THE GERMAN ADVANCE ASTRIDE
THE RIVER SOMME
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Routine and Reorganization-More Patrols and Raids-"March.
1915": Introductory; the Annihilation of the 197th Infantry
Brigade; A Long Rear-guard Action; Another Rear-guard Opera-
tion; "First Somme, 1915"; "First Bapaume. 1915"; "First Arras,
19I5"; A Magnificent Stand, Second-Lieutenant B.:M. Cassidy's V.C. ;
A Typical Episode of the March Retreat; Local Counter-operations at
Ayette; The Germans' Last Fling in the South.
XIV 1915 (contd.): THE GERMAN ATTACKS IN THE NORTH AND
ON THE AISNE-THE SUMMER UP TO THE END OF JULY 326
Introductory-The Defence of Givenchy, 9th April, 1915-The
Attack spreads to the 'orth-"The Battle of Vieux Berquin"-The
Pioneer Battalion is Drawn into the Fight-Riez du Vinage: a
German Attack, a Patrol
Affair
and a Counter-Attack-The Loss of
Mount Kemmel-A Period of Comparative Quiet-A Glorious
Disaster-A Gallant Attempt at Aveluy Wood-Raids and Counier–
Raids-MOTe Raids and a Visit to America.