Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:16 AM
I'm just wondering if anyone has any detailed info or pictures of what the German positions at the 'Blue Line' would have been like during the 1917 campaign?
My Great-Grandfather was mortally wounded in the fighting around the rail-cutting, either just before or just after his Battalion (8th Black Watch) took their objectives on the Blue Line. Details are hard to find, I have Battalion and Brigade diaries that are painfully vague, like for example (not exact words) "Report to the effect Black Watch encountered MINENWERFER, report later found to be incorrect" kind of left me thinking, 'what?' Books I've read also don't mention a whole lot, but I'm assuming the nature of the defences just past a rail-cutting would have been very good for the defenders.
Specifically I'm looking at the battlefront of the 26th Brigade, 9th Division. Thank you for any help.