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Synchronise watches!

Time was of the essence for many military activities during the Great War. The precise firing of artillery bombardments, co-ordination of attacks by different units, and the advance by infantry under a creeping barrage all…



Deadly air raids on Saint-Omer in September 1917

Medical units and military billets under attack. Location Saint-Omer is a town in the French département of Pas-de-Calais. It had been the location of the General Headquarters of the British Expeditionary Force in 1914-15 but…







5/6th Royal Scots raid on Groote Bamburgh Farm

Night 11-12 September 1917 This article describes a trench raid carried out by the 5/6th Battalion of the Royal Scots (32nd Division), which was under command of Lieutenant Colonel J. A. Fraser. The raid was…