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Monday, 9 April 2012

The Old Front Line Tour 2012 - Day Five

Just a few hundred metres down the road was the Riqueval Bridge. This was stormed by troops of the 1/6th North Staffordshire Regt. on 29th September 1918 and captured intact before the defenders in the nearby pillbox could detonate the demolition charges. It was immortalised in a famous wartime photograph as Brigadier General J V Campbell addressed his victorious 46th Division from the bridge.

Although the light was fading fast, you could just smell the history at this spot.

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