Mont St Quentin 2

The ANZACs managed to capture the bridges over the Somme at speed with lightning raids. Engineers were on hand to build improvised bridges in addition, and so the ANZACs were able to rapidly transfer to the eastern bank. The Germans, still reeling and apparently somewhat bewildered, were unable to mount an effective response, and in the morning, an astonishing number of Germans were cleared from the bridgeheads relatively bloodlessly.

The objective of Mont St Quentin lay just ahead.

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