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Tag : Belgium


Objectives for this offensive were 'wearing out the enemy' and 'securing the Belgian coast and connecting with the Dutch frontier'. The operation was cancelled prematurely when divisions were called away to support the Italian front.

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Recorded in the Royal Sussex regimental history as 'The Day Sussex died' when they lost 17 officers and 349 men (including 12 sets of brothers, 3 from one family) in five hours of combat.

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