History of War

‘BETRAYAL’ BY THE POWS

Source:   Hauptmann Soltau (centre) and officers from 84 Infanterie-Regiment, organisers of the raid that gave the Germans vital warning of the attack  

Some of the Royal Irish Fusiliers who were captured in a trench raid on 18 November, posing with their German captors in Cambrai

Despite the secrecy of the British preparations, the Germans did receive one vital

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