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Ancre Heights 9, Somme day 101

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Ancre Heights 9, Somme day 101

Date(s) : 09 October 1916

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

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

Type of battle : Land


An attack by 39th Div., II Corps, at 0430 hrs, in the dark, surprised the defenders and took part of the Schwaben Redoubt. Later they were forced out. 25th Div., II Corps, stormed and captured Stuff Redoubt. and held it against repeated German counter-attacks.