GREAT STAND BY THE BUFFS
Writing In the "Daily Mail" Mr Hamilton Fyfe writes
Our Soldiers have fought with perfectly magnificent doggedness. Let me give you an illustration
"There is a place called Vendeuil, on the Ouise, north of La Fere, a Vauban fortress. Early on Thursday the Germans crossed the river at two points, Moy and La Fere, and advanced from two directions upon Vendeuill. The fort was held by a small garrison of The Buffs.
When the enemy approached, he was received with a vigorous fire which drove him off time after time. All through the morning he was kept at a distance. By the early afternoon he had a force of investment several times as large as the number of defenders. At four o'clock the latter were still holding out, though their resistance had become weaker, through lack of numbers. after that nothing more was heard of them.
Weather the remnant were forced to surrender or annihilated is not known, but obstinacy of their struggle adds a fresh page of glory to the records of a Regiment, long famous in history."