'Two Minor Demonstrations': The 1/1st Cambridgeshire battalion's raids on the Ancre, 16/17th Sept. 1916
Durey, M. (2011) 'Two Minor Demonstrations': The 1/1st Cambridgeshire battalion's raids on the Ancre, 16/17th Sept. 1916. Stand To! The Journal of the Western Front Association, 91 . pp. 5-11.
Trench raiding was an integral but controversial tactic in warfare on the Western Front during the Great War: This article examines the experiences of the 1/1st Battalion of the Cambridgeshire Regiment in 1916, focusing on two raids carried out simultaneously on one night just to the north of the River Ancre at a time when most British resources were concentrated further south on the Somme. Occurring between two major actions on this section of the front, they were part of a wider policy that sought British domination of no man's land. The raids, however; were calamitous and resulted in the deaths of four officers, ensuring that, as far as officers of the battalion were concerned, small actions were as potentially fatal as full-scale battles on the Western Front during 1916.
|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Murdoch Affiliation:||School of Social Sciences and Humanities|
|Publisher:||Western Front Association|
|Copyright:||2011 Courtesy of the Trustees of the Western Front Association|
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