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THE KING'S SHROPSHIRES.

RECENT GALLANT FEAT

YSER LINE RE-ESTABLISHED.

PARIS, April 30

The Shropshires' recent feat was carried out with great gallantry and endurance Torrents of rain were falling at the time. "No man's land" was honey-combed with mine craters and shell holes and the entire churned up area was a morass. The men occasionally floundered to their armpits in liquid mud and were hours in crossing two hundred yards of bogland.' They mostly progressed on all fours, throwing their rifles in advance, crawling to them, and then repeating the process. The enemy was taken by surprise. The main trench was almost destroyed owing to floods. Sharp hand to hand fighting in one or two traverses enabled the sharpshooters to secure and consolidate the position. Two counter attacks were repulsed. In a report cabled on April 22nd Sir Douglas Haig stated the King's Shropshires Light Infantry had recaptured the trench lost a few days previously on the Ypres— Langebaick road thus completely re-establishing the Yser line

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THE KING'S SHROPSHIRES., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3541, 2 May 1916

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THE KING'S SHROPSHIRES. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3541, 2 May 1916

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