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The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry

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Author: G.K. Rose
Published: 1920
Language: English
Wordcount: 55,736 / 174 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.5
LoC Category: UD
Downloads: 387
Added to site: 2007.01.19
mnybks.net#: 15843
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: History, War
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Rose and his company, and resulting in the capture of two machine-guns and prisoners of the 3rd Prussian Jaeger regiment, three companies of which were completely surprised and outflanked by the dashing Oxford assault. On this occasion Company Sergeant-Major Brooks deservedly won the V.C. and added lustre to the grand records of his regiment.

Equally gallant was the fine stand made by the Oxfords on August 22 and 23, 1917, in front of Ypres. Captain Moberly and his brave comrades, surrounded by the enemy and completely isolated, stuck doggedly for 48 hours to the trench which marked the furthest point of the Brigade's objective.

Few battalions of the British Army could boast a finer feat of arms than the holding of the Enghien Redoubt by Captain Rowbotham, 2nd Lieutenant Cunningham, Regimental Sergeant-Major Douglas and some 150 men of D Company and Battalion Headquarters. From 10.30 a.m. till 4.30 p.m. on March 21, 1918, these brave soldiers, enormously outnumbered and completely surrounded, s

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