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Engagements began with grenades and bayonets, but the Germans, using flaming liquids, outnumber us and our right flank companies (2nd, 1st and ?) were crushed by the incredible bombardment that preceded the attack. As soon as the first alert, a dam was formed by the reserve batallion (3rd) on the "boyau Laumède (?)", the trench (?), the "Coblond(?)" trench; the battalions of the 267th reinforce us at 20h55 (one company) and occupy the "réduit de Chemnitz" with half a company; the rest of the battalion relieves (replaces), as it arrives (21h00 to 22h00), the 3rd battalion of the 162nd in the "boyaux (?), (?) et Coblomb(?). Patrols from the "res"(?) battalion regain contact at 23h00 with the 3rd company (Dauphinée and Carrières trenches) and with the elements of the 1st company that hadn't moved from the Bonnet trench. Finally, between 03h00 and 04h00 on the morning of the 17th the 9th company reoccupy the rear position of the 2nd; the 11th retakes the Bonnet trench; the 10th is at the "fontaines de Fonte...(?). Our line is completely reestablished as far as the "2 Bois" quarter is concerned, but the Roy battalion receives the order to push its counter attack further than the "boyau de la Vaux(?)", towards the Cavernes trenches and the "boyau (?)", to meet up with the 247th RJ.

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Engagements began with grenades and bayonets, but the Germans, using flaming liquids, outnumber us and our right flank companies (2nd, 1st and ?) were crushed by the incredible bombardment that preceded the attack. As soon as the first alert, a dam was formed by the reserve batallion (3rd) on the "boyau Laumède (?)", the trench (?), the "Coblond(?)" trench; the battalions of the 267th reinforce us at 20h55 (one company) and occupy the "réduit de Chemnitz" with half a company; the rest of the battalion relieves (replaces), as it arrives (21h00 to 22h00), the 3rd battalion of the 162nd in the "boyaux (?), (?) et Coblomb(?). Patrols from the "res"(?) battalion regain contact at 23h00 with the 3rd company (Dauphinée and Carrières trenches) and with the elements of the 1st company that hadn't moved from the Bonnet trench. Finally, between 03h00 and 04h00 on the morning of the 17th the 9th company reoccupy the rear position of the 2nd; the 11th retakes the Bonnet trench; the 10th is at the "fontaines de Fonte...(?). Our line is completely reestablished as far as the "2 Bois" quarter is concerned, but the Roy battalion receives the order to push its counter attack further than the "boyau de la Vaux(?)", towards the Cavernes trenches and the "boyau (?)", to meet up with the 247th RJ.

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Thanks TAC!

That really helps !

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Chris

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