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32 ROYAL FUSILIERS AND KAISER BILL, JANUARY 1917


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Going through the War Diary  of 32nd Royal Fusiliers (East Ham)  to track 2 officers and the following  turned up as an entry for  27th January 1917

 

Am I missing something about the significance of  Kaiser Bill's birthday or has the compiling officer managed to slip in a little dash of proto-pythonesque subversive humour?

 

 

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(Extract from War Diary with thanks to The National Archives -and an extra big helping of thanks for putting the digitised diaries up for free during the current health emergency. A helpful and generous outlook)

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Was it possibly because they expected something 'special' to happen to mark the Kaiser's birthday?

 

Something like an extra lengthy artillery bombardment by the enemy, some increased sniper activity, or even a trench raid.

 

I'm sure I've read something of this nature before, but cannot remember where.

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