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The Great Advance: Men, Munitions, and Material Captured by British Troops on the Western Front

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.1 -. o– PROrF iF THE RAPIDITY OF THE ENEMY’S RETREAT: A LARGE GUN AND AMMUNITION CAPTURED BY A CANADIAN SCOTTISH BATTALION.


‘*/PIONIElPAIft! cEN.KMUOO. 1. LONTAININU MUCH MATERIAL . THE ENTRANCE TO A CAPTURED GERMAN ENGINEERS’ PARK.


ONE OF MANY TOO NUMEROUS TO BE COUNTED AT THE MOMENT: A CAPTURED MACHINE-GUN.


7– ” . CAUGHT BY ONE OF OUR SHELLS URING THE GERMAN RETREAT: AN ENEMY UN.


I’- AFTER ITS CAPTURE BY THE CANADIANS: SECTION OF A LARGE GERMAN ENGINEERS’ ARK.


-4a3 . CAPTURED BEFORE THE GERMANS COULD MOVE IT: A STORE OF METAL ORNAMENTS, AND WHAT NOT–COLLECTED BY THE ENEMY TO BE FORWARDED TO THEIR UNITIOII-FACTORIES.


“‘ WE ARE GETTING INTO THE ENEMY ARTILLERY, AND ESPECIALLY THE HEAVIER GUNS” ONE OF THE NUMEROUS BIG GUNS TAKEN.


It t ý .. I. i I A WEAPON OF CONSIDERABLE INTEREST A CAPTURED SHIGH-VELOCITY GUN.-


AFTER THE GERMANS HAD RETREATED: TOMMIES EXAMINING AN ENEMY 1MACHINE-GUN.


Datng his despatch August one of the offid.l war-correspodet at the Front .rote : “Our captues n res and guns m t e very lage but the rwugs ush wM be absurd One on say that up to trday the Army of General Rawtmson alone had taken 3o,c prisoners in August , and that one at of General Byng’s Army has taken so 4oo ton the last two days, and anoother Soo to the twenty-four boun endg at noon to-day. But wherever oe es upon the Front one met the prisoners streaming down . .. Nor can I gve any more accurate gum at the guns we have taken than can I at the men. In the fhs epeaties our advance was newhre, oar was it w nt to be deep enough to


Fm glt O ams tw Grm g , hich, as I has told bae, had been pled back. But a that the eao e esucss of these irst operatios has led in due course to a father adyam, we as ge ta t the enemy atie, and ialy the heier guns, wich could ot be so easily withdrawn. … A for machine-guns and mnucellantous plunder. hat is quite baysad osmpucati at the sment.” In his moreing despatch of August 24, Sir Douglas aig said : “In the three day.” fihting. sae the morning of August 21, our trets the l beWfsa bse e sed meer sq,eao pienea and a aumbeer of gns.” a the lewing day Le epoted We 17.000 taken sinsc that date.



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