IN THE SHADOW OF BOIS HUGO The 8th Lincolns at the Battle of Loos

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Nigel Atter has produced a thorough and rather eye-opening account of the battalion’s experience at Loos in 1915.British historiography hasn’t been kind to the reserves who fought at Loos – claiming, at worst: ‘They bolted!’ and, at best, they were tired out by a forced march… hungry and wet through. The reality is at least one company stood and fought until almost completely out of ammunition, with all their officers dead or seriously wounded; surrounded by Germans with machine guns, the surviving Lincolns were captured.

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