RJP: 62 Div: Hindenburg Line Latest edit 8 Apr 2010
withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line (See Map 1)
the German army started its voluntary withdrawal from the front line
established at the end of the Somme (1916)
battle to the Hindenburg
Line, and the BEF
followed it up closely, applying some pressure. 62 Division pushed forward
patrols on 24th and began to advance on 25th, reaching the line Serre - Miraumont that night and Gomiécourt on 18.3.17. The
divisions flanking 62 Division, viz 7
and 18, were
converging and by 19.3.17 they met at Saint-Léger,
squeezing 62 Division out of the line. The German withdrawal ended with the
British line running just south of Bullecourt.
Link to a German
view of the withdrawal.
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