This Day In History: 1918-04-11

Battle of The Lys. German attacks so successful that Field Marshal Haig issues his starkest Order of the Day:
‘There is no other course open to us but to fight it out. Every position must be held to the last man: there must be no retirement. With our backs to the wall, and believing in the justice of our cause, each one of us must fight on to the end.’