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Ancre heights 28, Somme day 120

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Ancre heights 28, Somme day 120

Date(s) : 28 October 1916

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

Outcome : A victory for British & Commonwealth Forces over German 2nd Army

Type of battle : Land


Troops of XIV Corps, attacking at 0600hrs through the heavy rain and intense cold, captured both Rainy and Dewdrop trenches. By 0930 they had been driven out of Dewdrop Trench.
The Royal Engineers began an almost daily series of firing gas shells into Beaumont Hamel