A Through the Mud and the Blood game.
Advanced sentries with a Lewis gun see some movement
Oh my God ! Its a German attack !
More troops are spotted
The Lewis gunners pick off a couple
But they in turn are hit
Other British troops in a wood are still concealed
As, further back, is another section plus a field gun
The section in the woods opens fire revealing their position
As the Germans storm across the open fields
Those in front of the woods see their NCO go down
and two men, finding he is still alive, carry him from the field
The German CO orders forward a heavy MG to bring down some supporting fire
Just as the British field gun gets its firing orders
The foremost German unit attacks the woods
but the British repulse them - 4 Germans killed to 3 British.
As the Germans are thrown back
the German HMG opens fire on the woods
as a German light MG team skirt around the woods
and attack the remaining Tommy at that end
Over on the other side, a British unit is rushed forwards to try and stop the Germans getting to the cottage
and their heroic leader picks up the abandoned Lewis gun and hits the leading Germans
despite the carnage in the woods
the Germans try again
the field gun hits some of them
the attack goes in
and the British forced from the woods
the British sergeant being the only man left, is captured
Away right, the British have driven off the Germans with their heroic officer taking on four enemy at once !
However, with the key woods position in enemy hands, the British troops are ordered back to regroup.
Round one to the Germans !