This Day In History

1918 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.’
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Chapter 9 – WAR WITH THE UNITED STATES 1812-1814

Peace in Europe brought no respite from campaigning, for the 40th, 81st and 82nd were at once dispatched to North America where the 82nd repelled an attack on Canada at the battle of Niagara, 1814

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