Scottish soldiers move forward for attack during the Battle of Ancre in France in World War 1.
France Date:1916, November Duration:7 min 46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
The battle of the Ancre in World War 1. Scottish troops in trench standing ready for signal to attack. At the signal, Scottish troops including the Argyle and Sutherlands, Royal Scots Regiment, Scottish Rifles Cameronians, and the Kings Own Scottish Borderers go over the top in an attack. Waves of troops are poured into the German positions. A Scottish soldier enters a signals dugout to request artillery support. British gunners in goat skins fire 18 pounder field guns in support. German prisoners are escorted over no-man's land. Scottish troops in reserve watch the battle from a trench, using periscopes. Stretcher bearers brave shrapnel to bring back wounded from no man's land. Smoke from bursting shells seen in distance.The Scottish reserves move forward to augment those engaged ahead.Batteries of the Royal Horse Artillery are seen moving to forward positions with their 18 pounder field guns.
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