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& the most accurate barrage of the war. Rather new methods were tried The Barrage. It was a creeping barrage, which rested on certain positions for from 3 to 7 minutes till it reached the first objective where it stayed for about 12 or 15 minutes Our men advanced behind it slowly within a hundred yards then when they moved they moved on with it to the 2nd objective the support troops moved up to the 1st objective. The first 2nd & 3rd Brigades of our Division were attacking & our Bde was in support while our Battalion was carrying to the troops ahead.
The third objective was subjected to a crushing bombardment which battered the German trenches into dust & then for 1000 yds beyond

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