16th August 1917 Thursday

Injured German Soldier is handed over for treatment 

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“On the 16th August the French and British attacked again in fine weather, and took all objectives, including Langemarcke, with the capture of lots of prisoners and guns.”

Sgt. N. Hookey gives a receipt for one German Prisoner of War on 3rd August from the PoW cage probably at Mordacq Farm, captured in the Battle for the Ypres Salient

Sgt. N. Hookey gives a receipt for one German Prisoner of War captured in the battle for the Ypres Salient on 3rd August from the PoW cage probably at Mordacq Farm.

The Battle for Langemarcke officially lasted for three days and concluded on the 18th. It was yet another temporary success for the allied forces, but seemed significant at the time.

Ground gained in the allied advance between 16th and 18th August 1917

Ground gained in the allied advance between 16th and 18th August 1917

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