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Cameron Highlanders Capture a German Force on the Yser by Jason Askew. (GS)


Cameron Highlanders Capture a German Force on the Yser by Jason Askew. (GS)

This incident took place on October 23rd,1914. A party of German soldiers had been driven to take shelter in the small house. British artillery then targeted the house, making the situation of the Germans uncomfortable. Under cover of the bombardment, a company of Cameron Highlanders rushed the position, intercepting the Germans as they tried to extricate themselves. After a brief struggle, and being somewhat unnerved by the prompt appearance of the Highlanders; the German group surrendered.
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