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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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Target

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target

a person, object, or place selected as the aim of an attack.

Bullecourt Battlefield

World War I.

British forces were gathered at the bottom

of the hill with their target,

the German Army, at the top of the hill.

Thousands over men were lost in this battle

mainly because British Officers forbade

their men to take cover as they rose from their trenches.

Apparently there were four or five of these abortive

attempts to take the high ground before

the generals in charge gave the okay

for soldiers to protect themselves from

the German Army’s enfilade fire

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Target