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Pozieres Ridge 21, Somme day 44

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Pozieres Ridge 21, Somme day 44

Date(s) : 13 August 1916

Part of : First World War , The Western Front , The Battle of the Somme ,

Outcome : A victory for German Forces over British & Commonwealth Forces

Type of battle : Land


Some of the previous days British gains were lost. The Germans launched an attack at midnight following a heavy bombardment. They were eventually beaten back.

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II Corps. 49th Division suffered a heavy German bombardment followed by an attack at midnight. After holding the first wave two leading companies [1/4th Ox & Bucks LI] were overrun by the second wave. An attempt by the Germans to continue their advance was beaten back.