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Pozieres Ridge 35, Somme day 58

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Pozieres Ridge 35, Somme day 58

Date(s) : 27 August 1916

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

Outcome : A victory for British & Commonwealth Forces over German Forces

Type of battle : Land


Most of the day's Allied attacks were unsuccessful being either stopped in their tracks or driven back by strong counter-attacks. One success was the clearing of Delville Wood.

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XV. The 14th Division finally managed to drive the Germans out of Edge Trench which left the whole of Delville Wood in British hands.
Anzac Corps. Troops of the 4th Australian Division were again unsuccessful in their attempts to take yesterdays objectives i.e. strong points in Zig-Zag Trench and at the junction of Thiepval road and the Mouquet Farm track.
II Corps. The 48th Division attacked Constance Trench. They were hit by their own artillery barrage and split to their flanks. A strong counter-attack drove them out of all their gains.