The Northumberland Fusiliers


Second Battle of Ypres, March 1915


This illustration shows men of the 2nd Battalion Northumberland, less than 1000 men, facing a dawn attack by a great German column, the main strength of the enemy. The machine gun was used on the close enemy formation and a 'minute of mad rifle fire' caused havoc.


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by Stephen Luscombe