General Sir Henry Rawlinson.
Adv. First Army.
Please convey following to your troops :-
I am well satisfied with the results gained by the gallant
efforts of the FOURTH ARMY yesterday and today. The enemy has
lost heavily and is severely shaken. We have not yet completely broken down his resistance on the front attacked, and there is
still hard fighting to be done, but we have gone a long way
towards beating him, and a considerable success is within our
He has few reserves available while we have many, and his
power to resist successfully a continued and determined prosecution of our attack is limited.
At this juncture every man must put forward his utmost
efforts and the enemy must be given no respite.
Addressed Gen. Sir Henry Rawlinson, repeated First, Second
and Third Armies, and Second Corps.
General Sir DOUGLAS HAIG.
J. H. Davidson