Jump to content
Great War Forum

Remembered Today:

MaxD

Term related to wire - "trepurie"???

Recommended Posts

MaxD

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

 

Max

 

 

43849_2923_1-00022.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
ss002d6252

I read it as tripwire

 

Craig

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MaxD

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

 

Many thanks.

 

Max

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gunner Bailey

Great report. Thanks for showing us!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MaxD
23 minutes ago, Gunner Bailey said:

Great report. Thanks for showing us!

 Is that for me?

 

Max

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Gunner Bailey

Yes!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
MaxD

Thank you.

 

Max

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...