Programme of Artillery Bombardment 6 August 1917

Programme of Artillery Bombardment for 8th August, 1917.

Serial No Time Brigade Objective Rate of fire
From To 18 pounders 4.5” Hows.
PHASE I
1 7 a.m. 8.15 am 23rd

32nd Register DEVILS Trench O.2.b.35.40. to I.32.d.05.05.
Register DEVILS Trench I.32.c.25.50. to I.32.a.2010.00.10. and ARROW Trench North of BIT Lane
2 8.15 a.m. 11 a.m. 23rd
32nd Stand by for opportunity targets. Bombard trenches as in Serial No. 1. 4.5” Hows. ½ round per gun per min.
3 11 a.m. 11.5 a.m. 23rd
32nd
29th (18 pdrs only) Rehearse first 4 mins of PHASE III. The last min will be fired on first Barrage. Rehearse first 5 mins of PHASE III.
4 11.5 a.m. 2 p.m. 23rd
32nd Continue tasks as in Serial No. 2.
5 2 p.m. 2.5 p.m. 23rd
32nd
29th
Repeat Serial No. 3.
6 2.5 p.m. 6.15 p.m. 23rd
32nd Continue tasks as in Serial No. 2.

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