Hot & dry. Absolutely as busy as can be – flying thro’ space! Our troops making great advance capture Combles & Morval. Many Prisoners. Orders to leave tomorrow to Vadencourt. I make my maps, etc. in school room at Bonneville.
*Battle of Morval, Sept. 25th to 28th, 1916 – This battle was a collective attack by French, English, Canadian and Indian troops to drive the Germans out of Combles, Morval, Gueudecourt and Lesboeufs. In attacks starting on the 25th, the French troops suffered heavy bombardments but British Empire troops were quickly able to gain ground against the Germans. Rainy conditions made fighting difficult for both sides. The Germans were able to stabilize their position eventually, but lost a substantial amount of ground in the battle.