Friday, 21 August 2020

Battle of Albert




ON THIS DAY IN ROYAL WELCH HISTORY

Battle of Albert, France, 1918.

This was the opening stage of the 2nd battle of the Somme 1918. 

It was launched to eliminate the large German salient resulting from their March offensive.  The 2nd, 13th, 14th, 16th & 17th Battalions in 38th (Welsh) Division, and the 4th and 26th Battalions, were all successfully engaged.

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