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The Story of the Great War, Volume VI

History of the European War from Official Sources

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Published: 1916
Language: English
Wordcount: 164,536 / 527 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.6
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Series: Great War
Downloads: 1,088
Added to site: 2009.07.14
mnybks.net#: 24693
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, War
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emselves in when they had reached the far northeast corner of the place. With enemies all around them, and the breadth of the ruined village between them and their friends, the adventure could have but one conclusion. A few of the men succeeded in getting back to the British lines, but the remainder fell into the hands of the enemy.

CHAPTER II

FURTHER SUCCESSES--FRENCH CAPTURE MAUREPAS

In the morning of August 11, 1916, after the usual preparatory bombardment, French troops carried the whole of the third German position north of the Somme from the river northeast of Hardecourt--that is to say, on a front of about four miles and to an average depth of about a mile. This third German position consisted of three, and in some places of four, lines of trenches strongly defended and with the usual trench blockhouses. The French attacked in force along the whole front, and in eighty minutes, according to the description given in French

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