By Mitchell G. Bard
Up to date with details at the results of the U.S. presence in Iraq.
There could be no different position on the earth fraught with as a lot turmoil because the center East. This up-to-date consultant presents readers with an severe examine present occasions and the ever-changing political and social panorama during this dynamic a part of the realm, in addition to the history�ancient and modern�of the region.
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-Covers fresh occasions, together with the dying of Arafat and the Iraqi elections, with increased information regarding terrorism within the sector
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The German front line runs through the dark field running parallel to the lane. The first objective was on the far edge of Malard Wood. The southern tip of Gressaire Wood is in the top left corner and the Chipilly Spur runs across the centre. According to German records, the 265th Reserve Infantry Regiment 'was liquidated' by the 174th Brigade in this area. (IWM Q 61681) 31 W N A. 0420hrs: III, Australian and Canadian corps launch attack. 0500hrs: 109th Division ordered to Harbonnieres. 0505hrs: 42nd and 37th divisions of XXXI Corps launch attack.
Their supporting artillery batteries had occupied their new positions between Villers-aux-Erables and Mezieres by 1400hrs; however, due to the inability to deliver ammunition to them, their rate of fire was greatly reduced to conserve their stocks. To compensate for this, the 332nd Tank Company was detailed to support the 42nd Division's attack on Fresnoy. Despite the frantic urging from their commander, 42nd Division's troops could not deliver their attack before 1930hrs. Meanwhile, the 153rd Division had decided independently to attack Fresnoy in order to secure their left flank as they advanced on Hangest.
As a preparatory bombardment was being fired on Mezieres, troops of both divisions noted a lack of defensive fire coming from the village. Realizing that the village was unoccupied by the Germans they quickly moved 53 FRENCH FORCES: 1 1/332nd Tank Company 2 2/332nd Tank Company 3 3/332nd Tank Company 49th Company, 3rd Tirailleur Battalion SlOth Company, 3rd Tirailleur Battalion 6 11 th Company, 3rd Tirailleur Battalion 79th Company, 9th Tirailleur Battalion 8 10th Company, 9th Tirailleur Battalion 9 12th Company, 9th Tirailleur Battalion 1021 st Company, 6/332nd Infantry Regiment 11 22nd Company, 6/332nd Infantry Regiment 12 23rd Company, 6/332nd Infantry Regiment 13 1st Company, 16th Battalion de Chasseurs Pied 14 2nd Company, 16th Battalion de Chasseurs Pied 15 3rd Company, 16th Battalion de Chasseurs Pied 16 4th Company, 16th Battalion de Chasseurs Pied 17 5th Company, 16th Battalion de Chasseurs Pied a a a a a EVENTS 1 1830hrs: artillery barrage fired on Fresnoy and the Petit Bois.