One of the British Army's Last Exploits of the War in France: The Capture of Maubeuge

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Maubeuge was captured from the Germans by British troops of the Guards and damd Divisions shorty bere dawn On November 9. Writing on the same eveum g, ir.. H. W. Nevinsonsaid: “The event of the day has been the occupation of Maubeuge, the fortress so famous for the Prench resistance rather more than four years ago.- D. good fortune I was able to enter the town a few hours after the entrance of the Guards Division. But for the Sambre River, Maubeuge is a town completely surrounded by fortifications, and in the centre it rises to a small hill, where is the pubi square, witithts ealous memorial to the great Revnoution and its wars. A church stands ome


ide of the squmr an at .midnight a the inhabitant beside the river were ordered (ie., by the Germans) to assemble at the church, where they stood ti the crash of the d bridge and the ruin of the neighbouring houses told them the reason of the order. When we entered the people gave us a polite and even joyful, but not exuberant or emotioal, welcome. This morning the Mayor had issued a proclanation of patriotic eloquence, calling upon the citizens to sustain the honour of the town after deliverance, Sa ider servitud.” The drawing shows British Guardsmen cheering as an inhabitant raises the Tricolou beyond the wrecked bridge.-[anmri copighkd is sI’ untd Smns mnd Canad.]



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