Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry (The 2/4th Battalion)

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Heroic endurance
The thin but unbroken British line | Order and discipline

The Guardian
Wednesday 27 March 1918

“On Sunday morning the enemy was in Esmery Hallon, and made an attack on a big scale with newly arrived Brandenburgers on the village of Voyennes, his object being to enlarge the district round the bridgehead of Ham. Our gallant men, fighting step by step, had to fall back, making a separate battle in defence of Rouy-le-Grand, and holding that night the line of Libermont, the canal to Bouverchy, and up to Offoy. It was a perilous winding line, difficult to hold, and its weakness was tested by the enemy in great strength.”


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