Book entitled 'The Pill-boxes of Flanders', Col. E. G. L. Thurlow. From the effects of Charles W. Carr
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|Author||Thurlow, E. G. L.|
|Notes||Book: THE PILL-BOXES OF FLANDERS by Col. EGL Thurlow, DSO. London: Ivor Nicholson and Watson Ltd. for the British Legion, 1933.|
Includes a transcript of some text found in a pill-box at Passchendaele on its re-occupation, from the Library at Talbot House, Poperinghe:
1. This position will be held and the section will remain here until relieved
2. The enemy cannot be allowed to interfere with this position
3. If the section cannot remain here alive, it will remain here dead, but in any case it will remain here
4. Should any man through shell-shock or any cause attempt to surrender, he will remain here dead
5. Should all guns be blown up, the section will use Mills grenades and other novelties
6. Finally, the positioon will be held as stated
The Australian machine-gunners, who had occupied the position lay around dead
Chapters include: Notes on the construction of the German concrete shelters and emplacements; How to reach the pill-boxes; Essex Farm and Hussar Farm, Potijze; St Julien, Wieltje, Kitchener's Wood, Pilckem; Borry Farm, Frezenberg, Fitzclarence Farm; The area between the Ypres-Menin Road and the Ypres-Lille Road; Wytschaete-Messines Area; 1918 the withdrawal in the Salient and the final advance.
Part of large collection of photos and memoribilia relating to Serjeant 3091 (later 240965) Charles Woodward Carr, 2/5th Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment - kept by Mrs Gill Porter and Mr Tony Carr of their father.
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|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Alun Edwards (Powys Archives submissions day)|
|Contributed on the behalf of||Tony Carr|