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A German Trap for British Military Cars: An Incident at Soissons

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~+ ~~- – r, ++ ILI. 3.F . A TRICK PLAYED VERY FREQUENTLY BY GERMANS: BROKEN GLASS FROM WINE-BOTTLES SPREAD UPON A ROAD. THAT THE TYRES OF BRITISH MOTORS MAY BE LACERATED AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE CARS HELD UP UNDER THE ENEMY’S FIRE.


The German cavalry are keen sharpshooters in some cases. Small parties of them take up positions on roads between :he opposing lines during the night, and, after distributing broken wine-bottles over the ground, retire to a convenient spot and lie in ambush for the British motor which they expect will come along. The British, in their turn, endeavour to stalk the enemy in the dawn, and beat up all likely places of concealment. Mr. W. F. Bradley, who supplied the details for this drawing, was caught in one of these


man-traps in the early morning, when taking a Staff Officer and a couple of Guards to the outposts along the British front. Tearing round a bend in the road on his high-powered car, Mr. Bradley hit the usual broken bottles, and a front tyre burst. From a thicket came the usual German fire. The Britishers took cover behind the car, while Mr. Bradley put on a spare wheel with bullets spattering round him. The car party accounted foi one of the Germans, who withdrew.-[Dvrawog Copyrighted in the U’i,.i ,t. alld Ca, .sn d.]



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