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"Observatory Redoubt"?


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Please can anyone tell me what this was?  It is mentioned in the War Diary of the 15th Battalion Royal Warwicks for 9/5/16 when they were in Arras. 

The diary says "enemy persistently shelled OBSERVATORY REDOUBT preventing working party from repairing damages" (the words are written in capitals in the Diary). 

I am particularly interested in this entry as it was the day my grandfather was injured

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Hi janek,

Just south of Roclincourt, in the Arras area.  Courtesy IWM / WFA



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