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Locre Retaken

Raemaekers, Louis, 1919, Chromolithograph
of 24
Locre Retaken
Locre Retaken
Locre Retaken
Locre Retaken
Library Item
33462
Locre Retaken
"Other British troops then began to move, and throughout the remaining weeks of August and September fought a continuous battle, driving the enemy back from one position to another above and below Bapaume, over all that old ground which was won first at frightful cost in the first battles of the Somme, lost again in the retreat of March 1918, and won back in three weeks, without heavy losses considering all our gains in prisoners and ground, by the gallantry of men who have a big score to wipe out, a prestige to win back, and a spirit of certain victory, Nothing stopped them though the enemy fought hard and had a machine-gun power amounting in some places to one gun to every four men. They did not stop though they were nights and days without sleep and tired in every muscle and nerve. - Philip Gibbs, on the great advance."
1919
22 x 34 cm
Art and Design Library
Louis Raemaekaers' drawings are reproduced by kind permission of the Louis Raemaekers Foundation.