Report 5 October 1917

B.M. 609.

 

1st E. York, R.

9th K.O.Y.L.I.

10th K.O.Y.L.I.

15th Durh L.I.

64th T.M. Bty.

 

The battle of yesterday was the greatest success gained by the British Army in the war. The German losses were enormous.  Our objectives were gained practically everywhere.  So that the success can be thoroughly exploited elsewhere it is absolutely vital that the flank the Division now holds should remain firm.  If we are forced back success elsewhere will be endangered.  All ranks must know this and must be prepared to hold on to the last, even though we may have to stay here several days.  No men of the Empire can do this better than the North Country men of this brigade and that they will withstand any attack the Germans may endeavour to make I am confident.

 

H.B.C

Brigadier General

Commanding 64th Inf. Bde.

5.10.17.

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