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Term related to wire - "trepurie"???

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MaxD

The term that appears to be "trepurie" is obviously related to barbed wire, can't find it anywhere - does anyone know?

 

Max

 

 

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ss002d6252

I read it as tripwire

 

Craig

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MaxD

Absolutely right Craig.  Just found it in another account of the raid.

 

Many thanks.

 

Max

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Gunner Bailey

Great report. Thanks for showing us!

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MaxD
23 minutes ago, Gunner Bailey said:

Great report. Thanks for showing us!

 Is that for me?

 

Max

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Gunner Bailey

Yes!

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MaxD

Thank you.

 

Max

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MaxD

Gunner Bailey

 

The extract was from 8 KLR war diary for April 1916 of the start of the trench raid in which 2 Lt EF Baxter was awarded the VC.  If it is of interest, there is a very detailed account by CO 8 KLR of the preparations for, and the conduct of,  the trench raid, with diagrams, in the 55th Division HQ war diary WO 95/2899/1.

 

Max

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Gunner Bailey

I always am surprised by the details in some War Diaries. A few are incredibly detailed whilst others might have "Trench raid on x trench, Lt x and ten men. Two prisoners, one o/r wounded one missing". Etc. Its great when the details are there. 

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MaxD

The CO's account is, in my eyes at least, an absolutely classic description of a trench raid, worthy of a piece on LLT (if those fine folk are listening.

 

Max

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