The 38th (Welsh) Infantry Division of the British Army was active during
the First and the Second World War. The division arrived in France in
1915. In July 1916 at the Battle of the Somme, it captured the strongly
held Mametz Wood with the loss of nearly 4,000 men, allowing XV Corps to
advance to the next phase of the Somme offensive, the Battle of Bazentin
Ridge. A year later it made a successful attack in the Battle of Pilckem
Ridge, the opening of the Third Battle of Ypres. In 1918, during the
German Spring Offensive and the Allies' subsequent Hundred Days
Offensive, the division attacked several fortified German positions. It
crossed the Ancre River, broke through the Hindenburg Line and German
positions on the River Selle, and ended the war on the Belgian frontier;
by then, it was considered one of the Army's elite units. The division
was demobilised after the war. It was recreated in September 1939, but
never deployed overseas as a division, restricted to home defence duties
around the United Kingdom. It was constituted from September 1944 until
the end of the war as the 38th Infantry (Reserve) Division, a training
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the longest aqueduct in Great
Britain and the highest in the world, opened.
The University of Notre Dame (main building pictured) was
founded by Rev. Edward Sorin, of the Congregation of Holy Cross, as an
all-male institution in South Bend, Indiana, US.
Unable to resolve disputes with Eddie Livingstone, owner of the
Toronto Blueshirts, the other ice hockey clubs of Canada's National
Hockey Association officially agreed to break away and form the National
Casablanca, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman,
premiered at the Hollywood Theatre in New York City to coincide with the
Allied invasion of North Africa and the capture of Casablanca.
A speaker claiming to represent the "Intergalactic Association"
interrupted the Southern Television broadcast in South East England,
warning viewers that "All your weapons of evil must be destroyed."
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(transitive, neologism) To render more creative; to creativize.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
People always try to find base motives behind every good action.
We are afraid of pure goodness and of pure evil.
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