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Rifleman Forbes


Harrogate Herald - 3rd January 1917

Chats with the Wounded

Rifleman Forbes, of the Scottish Rifles, is in the Police Convalescent Home suffering from rheumatism contracted on the West front, where he was for about six months. They witnessed tanks come into operation for the first time. There were three tanks which the boys spoke of as "going over the top" which they did to some tune. The lads in the trenches when first witnessing these land dreadnoughts pushing their war forward were more intent on watching these monsters than concerned with the Germans. However, they were soon supplementing the attack by the tanks. Forbes has benefited from the Harrogate treatment and is now going on nicely.

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