This Day in History: 1917-10-26

On Passchedaele Ridge 2/4th, 2/5th and 4/5th Loyal North Lancashires, all 2nd-line TA battalions in 170 Brigade of 57th Division, in their first major battle, make a most gallant attack through mud so pervasive that the men have to trust to their bayonets when assaulting the German machine-guns.