Friday, 21 March 2008

Pushing forwards

From the diaries of Captain Hoehmann.

We awoke early, a number of Jaegers had been out in the night to scout the enemy positions. They reported that in addition to the forces covering the road there were other units in the woods to either side.

We formed up with the line battalions in two lines flanked on either side by the light battalion and on the extreme left the rifles were ready to flank the enemy position.

General Hoehmanns plan was quite simple, both flanks would pin the enemy to enable a drive though the main position, while the flanking move by the rifles should enable us to drive them towards the coast and thereby eliminate them and remove any risk to our drive on Kinsale.

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