Author Topic: Volume two Zero Hour Z Day (XV Corps Mametz – Fricourt Spur)  (Read 1195 times)

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Re: Volume two Zero Hour Z Day (XV Corps Mametz – Fricourt Spur)
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2020, 12:24:12 PM »
As regards the notorious German machine-gun post at Wing Corner, it appears that the Field Artillery battery designated to direct its fire upon that post and trenches was unable to do so.   It is understood that the battery concerned had "fuse trouble".   Of course, when the defect was corrected it was too late, and in particular, fire could not be authorised in view of the number of wounded of the Green Howards lying in front of Wing Corner and its trenches.        It will be interesting to learn in due course, what the book says about this predicament.        PhilipG.