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Pozieres Ridge 27, Somme day 50

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Pozieres Ridge 27, Somme day 50

Date(s) : 19 August 1916

Part of : First World War , The Western Front , The Battle of the Somme ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between British & Commonwealth Forces and German Forces

Type of battle : Land


A day of consolidation of yesterday's gains.

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XV Corps. The 14th Division [ 9th Rifle Brigade] established strong points along the damaged Beer Trench and pushed out saps towards the enemy line.
III Corps. Troops of the 1st Division occupied an undefened stretch of Switch Line. At night a battle station was dug 200yds nearer the Germans.