Saturday, October 11, 2014

11 October 1914 (2) - With the Irish Guards

Postmark: Army Post Office, 11 October 1914
"Just a card to let you know that I am still in the best of health.  Hoping you and Lucy are the same.
Write soon."

"The opposing lines had been locked now for close upon a month and, as defences elaborated themselves, all hope of breaking-through vanished. Both sides then opened that mutually outflanking movement towards the west which did not end till it reached the sea. Held up along their main front, the Germans struck at the Flanders plain, the Allies striving to meet the movement and envelop their right flank as it extended.

Orders came to the Battalion on Sunday, October 11, to be prepared to move at short notice, and new clothes were issued to the men... (The Irish Guards in the Great War, Kipling).

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