The Ypres Salient - CWGC

The attack was on a front of around eight miles between the Ypres-Comines canal (near Hollebeke) in the south and the Ypres-Staden railway (near Langemarck) in the north. The dispositions of the assaulting Divisions, from south to north (right to left) were as follows: Second Army’s 19th, 39th, 41st and 23rd Divisions advanced between the canal and the Menin Road; the I Australian Corps (1st and 2nd Australian Divisions) between the Menin Road and the Ypres-Roulers railway. The rightmost Division, the 19th, secured the southern flank of Second Army’s attack. On the left (north of Second Army formations) Fifth Army’s 9th (Scottish), 55th (West Lancashire), 58th (2nd/1st London), 51st (Highland) and 20th (Light) Divisions moved forward between the Ypres-Roulers and Ypres-Staden railways.


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