In the autumn of 1918, McLellan travelled with troops as they breached the Canal de Saint-Quentin, on the Hindenberg Line
. In early October, the North Staffordshire Regiment seized the vital Riqueval Bridge.
Their objective was to attack the Hindenberg Line
west of Bullecourt.
While the Allied powers worked on their plans for a Flanders' offensive, the Germans had withdrawn to the Hindenberg Line
He had lost.' ' Yet the war still had to be won and won it was through a series of stunning Allied victories in the 'Hundred Days' between August 8 and November 11, 1918.e British, led by Field Marshall Haig, contributed greatly to this astounding change in fortune and by the start of September, the Germans had been forced back to the Hindenberg Line.
In his book, 'e Breaking of the Hindenberg Line. e Story of the 46th (North Midland) Division' (1919), Major R.E.
This is probably due to bad weather and also to the fact that the battle line is approaching the HINDENBERG Line
. Major CORBETT OC 1st Army Trench Mortar School meets Capt DEAN 1st CDTMO at this HQs during morning to discuss the Trench Mortar as used in AMIENS and ARRAS Operations.
Battalion diaries further revealed that John Griffiths, who was awarded the British War medal and Victory medal, died between 4am and 9am in a trench battle for the Hindenberg Line
on April 24, 1917.
They were, however, forced out within hours by murderous machine gun and artillery fire from the defenders who, because of confusion and simple bad planning by the Australian artillery, were able to inflict enormous losses on the troops that reached and lodged in the Hindenberg Line
The former infantry scout was also in the Allied advance into the Hindenberg Line
in the closing weeks of the war.
n of 1918, McLellan travelled they breached the Canal de n the Hindenberg Line
. In early Orth Staffordshire Regiment iqueval Bridge.
He was a member of the Advanced Signal Section and one of the first to cross the bridge at Bellenglise when the Allies breached the Hindenberg Line