The Ypres Salient - CWGC

Armoured cars, Northumberland Hussars, Zillebeke Road, October 1914.The work of this untried unit in the fighting later attracted the favourable comments of the British Official Historian: 'The regiment carried out the task assigned to it in a thoroughly effective manner, though this was its first serious action - indeed, the first serious engagement of any Territorial unit. In combination with the 2/Warwickshire, which was in reserve behind the 22nd Brigade north of the wood, the hussars definitely checked the German advance, and, after considerable fighting cleared the part of Polygon Wood which lay south of the racecourse.' ('Military Operations. France and Belgium, 1914' (Volume II), compiled by Brigadier-General Sir James E Edmonds, London, Macmillan, 1925; p.197).

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