6th Sept 1918: Light Horse Sqdns attached for vigorous pursuit of the enemy

The Australian 3rd Division came into the line on the north, with each of three divisions now operating a single brigade frontage – 11th Brigade (3rd Division), 8th Brigade (5th Division) and the 97th Brigade (British 32nd Division). To each division a squadron of Australian Light Horse and Cyclist Battalions were assigned to provide energetic forward reconnaissance through vigorous pursuit and to keep pressure on the enemy rear-guards and disrupting any plans they had to replicate the ‘scorched earth’ policy that they had employed during the 1917 withdrawal to the Hindenburg Line.

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