FOWChallenge-Advance

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advance

move forwards in a purposeful way.
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Bullecourt Battlefield,

World War I,

France

Our guide told us that the German Army

held the high ground…

…and that British Army held the lower ground.

 

At a British General’s command soldiers

were expected/ordered to walk up these slope

without any regard for their own life.

Allegedly after three or four attempts

to advance to higher ground, and

losing thousands of soldiers for nothing…

…the British hierarchy decided that

it would be okay for the men

to try and protect themselves…

…from being slaughtered by

the German Army’s enfilade fire.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Advance

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