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Remembered Today:

My Recent Visit - Nery


Lyndon
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Here's some pictures from my recent visit!

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:) Hello,

What great photo's, as an ex Horse Gunner, it's a place I've always wanted to visit. Thanks for posting them ;) ,

Regards,

Stewart

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Did you also visit the men buried at Verberie ?

Unfortunately No! We went off to follow the actions of the 4th Guards brigade at Soupir and La Cour Soupir.

Before we left Nery, we have a great discussion about the about the position of L battery during the action.

The weather was dreadful, so I was unable to take any more photos :(

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Thanks for posting them today being the anniversary of the action.

Lest we Forget

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"the affair at Nery" - ok obviously this is a British memorial, but you must admit that the action (much better word, I think) was a bit more than an affair.

Great pics though, I would definitely want to make it myself some day.

Andy

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Lyndon-Thanks for posting the pictures - hope to get there one day myself.

Andigger - I think that is referred to as "The affair at Nery" as there were several related "actions" on the day.

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What is an affair in this sense? It would seem that open warfare would be classified as an action whether it be a massive frontal assault or a couple of men from each side running into each other.

Affair seems to suggest more intrigue.

Andy

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It is the way the language was used at the time. Affair in this context means a series of connected events.

The action of L Battery RHA was only one of the actions, or series of engagements if you like, which took place on the day and subsequent day between the 4th Cavalry Division of the German Army and various British units.

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