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Ancre Heights 14, Somme day 106

Engagement/Skirmish Name : Ancre Heights 14, Somme day 106

Date(s) : 14 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


A surprise attack by troops of XIV Corps gained good ground but was later thrown back by a strong counter-attack. Troops of III Corps, in a night attack, seized a strong point, The Pimple, and a length of Snag Trench. II Corps had a very fruitful day with the 25th Div. securing The Mound a useful observation point and 39th Div. finally, ina three battalion 10 hour battle, clearing the Schwaben Redoubt.