ECHOES OF WAR 1915-1918 (PART 4)

  • G.G.J. Lawrence SADF
Keywords: Ypres Menin Road Battle, South African Brigade, 27th Lowland Brigade, 28th Highland Brigade, Captain A.W.H. McDonald, Captain Vivian,


Third Ypres Menin Road Battle 20 September 1917Our troop train crawled at snail's pace along the SW line leading to Ypres on a bright September morning in 1917. The enemy balloons were floating over their line all along the ill-famed Salient and we could only bank on the sketchy camouflage nets strung up between us to conceal what would be a prize target to the enemy observers perched on high and in close touch with their heavy batteries of guns below.
How to Cite
Lawrence, G. (2012). ECHOES OF WAR 1915-1918 (PART 4). Scientia Militaria - South African Journal of Military Studies, 8(3).