Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 119

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are very quiet to-day as a new M.D.S. has been established further forward leaving us clear. We have put through 275 Australians, 120 Canadians, 80 British & 120 German Prisoners making a total of 600.

Sat. 10th Aug.
The attack was on a 20 kilom. front from Albert to Montdidier & was carried out by 4th British & 1st French Armies under Gen. Sir Doug Haig. The former Army includes the Australian & Canadian Corps as well as Scottish & English Troops. Up to 3 p.m. on Thursday 7000 prisoners had been taken and a general advance made varying from 3 to 5 miles & in some places to a depth of 7 miles. In our sector lines of communications are being hurried forward & the road we are on (Amiens-Villers Bretonneux) is alive with traffic. We are no longer the M.D.S. which is now further forward & few very few casualties

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