08 janvier 2009

From November 1914 to April 1915: Henri fights in Ypres

Meanwhile, Henri was entering Ypres'hell: "...On the 11th [November], the violence of the bombing redoubles, and the German Infantry launches new assaults. The enemy forces are three to four times more numerous. The 90th has been holding the lines for 18 days; the 3rd Batalion in front of Passchendale, the 1st and 2nd Batalions in front of Zillebecke, without relief. The men are exhausted. No more filers. Every day, we had to suffer attacks, but we did progress. But the men have the strong feeling that, like in La Marne, they have... [Lire la suite]
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