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British: Lock 8

Updated: Apr 1, 2023

Today, this shelter is well hidden as it is dug into the bank of the embankment were the road N365 crosses the canal just south of Lankhof Farm. It is hidden by bramble bushes, long grass, and other vegetation.

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The Australian 12th Infantry Brigade held this area in early 1918 and it was the scene of heavy fighting during the German spring offensive of 1918 with the remnants of the 16th and 17th Battalions, Manchester Regiment, holding the line here and enduring heavy

German shelling for three days. The remnants, numbering three officers and twelve men, withdrew on the morning of the 28 April, and joined the Leicesters north of the canal.

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