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World War 1 1914-1918

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The Story of the 2/4th Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry - 259 pages
Chapter I.     LAVENTIE, May to October, 1916                
     The 61st Division lands in France. - Instruction. - The
     Laventie sector. - Trench warfare at its height. - Moberly
     wounded. - B Company's raid. - Front and back areas. - July
     19. - Changes in the Battalion. - A Company's raid. - A
     projected attack. - Laventie days. - Departure for the Somme.

Chapter II.    THE SOMME BATTLEFIELD, November, 1916       
     Departure from Laventie. - At Robecq. - The march southwards.
     - Rest at Neuvillette. - Contay Wood. - Albert. - New
     trenches. - Battle conditions. - Relieving the front line. -
     Desire Trench. - Regina dug-out. - Mud and darkness. - A heavy
     barrage. - Fortunes of Headquarters. - A painful relief. -
     Martinsart Wood.

Chapter III.   CHRISTMAS ON THE SOMME, December, 1916
     The move from Martinsart to Hedauville. - Back to Martinsart. -
     Working parties. - Dug-outs at Mouquet Farm. - Field Trench. -
     Return to the front line. - Getting touch. - Guides. - An
     historic patrol. - Christmas in the trenches.

Chapter IV.    AT MAISON PONTHIEU, January-February, 1917  
     Visitors to the Battalion. - The New Year. - A wintry march. - 
     Arrival at Maison Ponthieu. - Severe weather. - At war with the
     cold. - Training for offensive action. - By rail to Marcelçave.
     - Billets at Rainecourt. - Reconnoitring the French line near

Chapter V.     IN THE ABLAINCOURT SECTOR, February, 1917   
     German retreat foreshadowed. - The Battalion takes over the
     Ablaincourt Sector. - Issues in the making. - Lieutenant Fry
     mortally wounded. - The raid by German storm-troops on February
     28. - The raid explained.

Chapter VI.    LIFE IN THE FRONT LINE, Winter, 1916-1917
     Ignorance of civilians and non-combatants. - The front line
     posts. - Hardships and dangers. - Support platoons. - The
     Company Officers. - The Battalion relieved by the 182nd Brigade.

Chapter VII.   THE ADVANCE TO ST. QUENTIN, March to April, 1917 
     The enemy's retirement. - Road-mending in No-Man's-Land. - The
     devastated area. - Open warfare. - The Montolu campaign. -
     Operations on the Omignon river. - The 61st Division relieved
     before St. Quentin. - End of trench-warfare.

Chapter VIII.  THE RAID AT FAYET, April, 1917   
     A German vantage-point. - Shell-ridden Holnon. - A night of
     confusion. - Preparing for the raid of April 28. - The enemy
     taken by surprise. - The Battalion's first V.C. - The affair at
     Cepy Farm.

Chapter IX.    ARRAS AND AFTERWARDS, May, June, July, 1917                     
     Relief by the French at St. Quentin. - A new Commanding Officer.
     - At the Battle of Arras. - Useful work by A Company. -
     Harassing fire. - A cave-dwelling. - At Bernaville and Noeux.
     - In G.H.Q. reserve. - A gas alarm by General Hunter Weston. -
     The Ypres arena.

Chapter X.     THE THIRD BATTLE OF YPRES, August, 1917    
     A Battalion landmark. - Poperinghe and Ypres. - At Goldfish
     Château. - The attack near St. Julien on August 22. - Its
     results. - A mud-locked battle. - The back-area. - Mustard
     gas. - Pill-box warfare.

Chapter XI. THE ATTACK ON HILL 35, September, 1917        
     Iberian, Hill 35, and Gallipoli. - The Battalion ordered to make
     the seventh attempt against Hill 35. - The task. - A and D
     Companies selected. - The assembly position. - Gassed by our
     own side. - Waiting for zero. - The attack. - Considerations
     governing its failure. - The Battalion quits the Ypres

Chapter XII.   AUTUMN AT ARRAS AND THE MOVE TO CAMBRAI, October, November, December, 1917          
     The Battalion's return to Arras. - A quiet front. - The
     Brigadier and his staff. - A novelty in tactics. - B Company's
     raid. - A sudden move. - The Cambrai front. - Havrincourt
     Wood. - Christmas at Suzanne.

               January-March, 1918                        
     The French relieved on the St. Quentin front. - The calm before
     the storm. - A golden age. - The Warwick raid. - The German
     attack launched. - Defence of Enghien Redoubt. - Counter-attack
     by the Royal Berks. - Holnon Wood lost. - The battle for the
     Beauvoir line. - The enemy breaks through.

Chapter XIV.   THE BRITISH RETREAT, March, 1918 
     Rear-guard actions. - The Somme crossings. - Bennett relieved
     by the 20th Division at Voyennes. - Davenport with mixed troops
     ordered to counter-attack at Ham. - Davenport killed. - The
     enemy crosses the Somme. - The stand by the 184th Infantry
     Brigade at Nesle. - Colonel Wetherall wounded. - Counter-attack
     against La Motte. - Bennett captured. - The Battalion's
     sacrifice in the great battle.

Chapter XV.    THE BATTLE OF THE LYS, April-May, 1918     
     Effects of the German offensive. - The Battalion amalgamated
     with the Bucks. - Entrainment for the Merville area. - A
     dramatic journey. - The enemy break-through on the Lys. - The
     The Battalion marches into action. - The defence of Robecq. -
     Operations of April 12, 13, 14. - The fight for Baquerolle Farm.
     - A troublesome flank. - Billeted in St. Venant. - The lunatic
     asylum. - La Pierrière. - The Robecq sector.

Chapter XVI.   THE TURNING OF THE TIDE May, June, July, August, 1918
     Rations and the Battalion Transport. - At La Lacque. - The
     bombing of Aire. - General Mackenzie obliged by his wound to
     leave the Division. - Return of Colonel Wetherall. - Tripp's
     Farm on fire. - A mysterious epidemic. - A period of wandering.
     - The march from Pont Asquin to St. Hilaire. - Nieppe Forest.
     - Attack by A and B Companies on August 7. - Headquarters
     gassed. - A new Colonel. - The Battalion goes a-reaping.

Chapter XVII.  LAST BATTLES, August to December, 1918 
     German retreat from the Lys. - Orderly Room and its staff. -
     The new devastated area. - Itchin Farm, Merville and Neuf
     Berquin. - Mines and booby-traps. - Advance to the Lys. -
     Estaires destroyed. - Laventie revisited. - The attack on
     Junction Post. - Lance-Corporal Wilcox, V.C. - Scavenging at
     the XI Corps school. - On the Aubers ridge. - The end in sight.
     - Move to Cambrai. - In action near Bermerain and Maresches. -
     A fine success. - Domart and Demobilisation. - Work at Etaples.
     - Off to Egypt.


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