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Lacking precise information, he did not move the 7th Division forward to support
the 8th until 1315 hours, and it was not until 1400, five hours after the German
positions and strongpoints around Neuve Chapelle had been taken, that the
Once through the German line, the three corps would converge for a solid
advance towards Aubers Ridge, 3,000 yards away, mopping up such
strongpoints as the German position at La Cliqueterie Farm as they went, aiming
to get up on to ...
To the north, in Givenchy Wood, lay the Pimple, a German strongpoint. Then
came Givenchy-en-Gohelle, a large ruined village in which every cellar
contained a machine-gun nest. Then, just before the Black Line, came Hill 145.
This was to be ...
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THE BACKGROUND TO THE WAR 18711914
THE TURN OF THE TIDE AND THE HUNDRED DAYS JuneNovember 1918 483
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