General Nugent says "I have endeavoured to trace witnesses who could speak
as to the effect of the flame, but have been unable to trace a single man who got away from
The flame attack is mentioned in (page 73) A brief history of the Kings Royal Rifle Corps, 1755 to 1915
" Hardly had the Battalions exchanged places when, at 3.20 July 30th—31st.
a.m. on the 30th, the Germans began a burning gas attack Affair at H00GE.
upon the front of the trenches we had captured from them ten
days before, and at the same time a terrific shell and minenwerfer
fire was opened on the support trenches. The German
trenches were not more than twenty yards distant
actually was the effect of the flame attack we do not know, as not
a single man was left alive to tell the tale, except an officer's
servant, who escaped by a miracle.