British forces nearing Jerusalem.

Wed 22 Nov 2017


Reuters Correspondent at the Egyptian Headquarters wiring on the 19th instant, pays a handsome tribute to the part played by Scottish troops who consisted chiefly of Lowlanders in the recent operations. They led the van to the left flank and participated in some of the stiffest fighting. It was on the night of Halloween that the Scottish stormed Umbrella Hill and a strong position called Little Devil at Elarish. The enemy exploded four mines engulfing the first wave completely but the succeeding waves did not hesitate a second but swept over the position. In a subsequent phase of the operations the role of the Scots was most important.

[source:TheHindu]

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