24th Feb 1917: Probing following reports of German withdrawal

Following reports from British V Corps that the Germans had abandoned their forward trenches, I Anzac Corps along with British II Corps were ordered that night to probe into enemy forward positions. From their discoveries and prisoners taken it became apparent that the Germans had made a massive change in their strategic plans and what was being observed was the voluntary abandonment by the Germans of their great salient between Arras and the Aisne.

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