Duck lodge farm ?
Duck lodge farm? Maison du Hibou ?
Ducks are fowls and neither chicken or turkey. Owls are not but the 11th Battallion did attack and hold this house of owls briefly
I guess Duck lodge farm. no changed my mind re the tank action it must be the house of owls - so i gues Maison du Hibou
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To continue with W. R. Kingham's description of the area:
"On our left stood a line of shattered skeletons of trees; they marked where ran, in a somewhat deep gulley, the little stream of the Lekkeboterbekke, dimal and encumbered with debris. Beyond the stream the ground rose slightly , while, limiting the dreariness in front of us, could be dimly seen the higher land around Westroosebeke, the extension of the Passchendaele Ridge."
On the 16th August the 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment briefly held this place, but had to fall back. It actually fell three days later at 6.45am on the 19th to a female tank of 1 Tank Brigade and infantry of the 1/8th Worcestershire Regiment - part of an action that was considered to be "the first definite success gained through the use of tanks in the 1917 offensives".
To quote Chris McCarthy the place was "harassed by a female tank which ditched 50 yards away (as many as one hundred Germans ran away from this pillbox and the surrounding bunkers and the majority of them were shot down). The strongpoint was occupied and all seven tanks managed to return from the action."
No foul play here!
Edited by seany, 04 September 2011 - 12:14 PM.