The Irish Guards get among the Germans. WW1
WAR NEWS(By Electric Telegraph)(Per United Press Association)THE IRISH GUARDSGET AMONG THE GERMANSTHE BAYONET DOES THE TRICKLondon, Sept. 23A wounded non-commissioned officer relates that during the battle of MARNE the IRISH GUARDS were select to dislodge the enemy, which was in a commanding position. The guards, under a hail of shrapnel, reached a knoll 800 yards from the enemy, who maintained heavy rifle fire.Leaving a force to hold the knoll, the rest crept round the Germans' left and gradually edged towards the German trenches.The whole battalion lined up at 200 yards from the final rush to the ridge. The enemy's machine guns fired continually. "We fixed our bayonets," added the Guard, "and charged under a fiendish fire. With a wild whoop we reached the trenches."The Germans desperately attempted to reply to us with the bayonet, but they wavered; we broke their centre and the ran like hares throwing down their arms. We bayonetted and shot them down in dozens until we were exhausted."The Germans who did not escape surrendered."