First Trench Raids on the Western Front, 28th February 1915

Night Raid. Artwork depicting men setting out on a Trench Raid.

On 28th February 1915, 100 men from Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry raided German trenches in the dead of night. The raid was a success, destroying 30 metres of German positions near Ypres. Some sources claim that this was the first Trench Raid on the Western Front of The First World War (1). It was … Read more

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