Damaged watch (1914)
Victoria Cross : Corporal G J Howell, 1 Battalion, AIF (1917) / Julian Howell
“Howell was seen to leap on to the exposed trench parapet and run along until he was above the Germans, throwing bombs and forcing them back. After he had exhausted his supply of grenades he continued to pursue to retreating Germans with his bayonet until he fell, badly wounded, into the trench.”

Victoria Cross : Lieutenant R V Moon, 58 Battalion, AIF (1917) / Vance Moon
– “On the morning of the 12th of May 1917, in portion of the HINDENBURG LINE East of BULLECOURT, Lieut. MOON displayed most conspicuous bravery in an attack on a German strong point. His own immediate objective was a position in advance of the enemy trench. His orders were, having captured this, to move on to the trench itself, co-operate in the general attack in progress there, and in a further assault on another strong point immediately in rear.”

 

“At the height of the First World War during Spring 1917 in northern France, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake, are given a mission to hand-deliver a message to the 2nd Battalion of the Devonshire Regiment, calling off their planned attack on the German forces. The Germans have feigned retreat to the Hindenburg Line and are prepared to ambush the battalion of 1,600 men, Blake’s brother among them.” ~ 1917 Film (2019)

 

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