Drama at Le Quesnoy
London, November 6: The storming of Le Quesnoy was a most dramatic episode. The old town, with ancient ramparts, has been often besieged, but never saw harder fighting than the New Zealanders made yesterday.
The New Zealanders were just westward of the fortifications. A division on the right was held up by machine-guns in the chapel, until five tanks reduced them. Bombardments against the garrison failed to dislodge them. The New Zealanders tried to take Le Quesnoy by a frontal attack, and reached the outer ramparts, but were held up by machine-guns.
Date published: 8 Nov, 2018