The Repulse

The Repulse

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...attempts, it relieved the situation for the "Iron Division" further down. But it was not until the early hours of this morning that Rumilly was finally taken by a different method of assault. Royal Scottish Fusiliers and Shropshire Light Infantry worked round on the east side of the village and outflanked it on that side, while other men of the 3rd Division swung through the village from the north-west. Up to last night their division had captured twelve officers and 453 men in the ding-dong fighting of the day, and this morning they have many more. The 3rd Division is now advancing into open country beyond that Rumilly switch-line which was the enemy's last organized system of defence, in touch with the New Zealanders on their right. As I have said, the Bavarians are fighting with fierce spirit, and one of our officers to-day told me that when a British Tank advanced upon one of their machine-gun nests near Rumilly the gunners fired until it was right on their emplacement, and one man actually refused to release his weapon until the Tank had passed over both his legs. One curious incident happened to two of our Red Cross ambulances, showing the daring of their drivers in following up an advance to rescue the wounded. Believing that Rumilly was ours yesterday, the officer in charge of these ambulances drove straight for the village and was only made aware of the situation when machine-gun bullets whipped all round him and a body of Germans rushed out to seize the cars. He was hit by a bullet just below the waist, and it travelled round his side and came out through his left arm. Badly wounded as he was, he made a dash for escape, and got away until he fell unconscious some distance from the German lines. But he remembers...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750934
  • 9781236750938