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We Prefer to be Killed by Germans – “Fromelles” – Patrick Lindsay

January 15th, 2012 · No Comments · Anzac, Australian, Australiana, History, War, WW1

When they realised they were being shelled by their own guns, the Diggers reacted sharply, as Hugh Knyvett recalled:

‘Our first message… was very polite ‘ we preferred to be killed by the Germans, thank you’… two of our officers being killed, our next message was worded very differently, and we told them that ‘if he fired again we would turn our machine guns on them’. I was sent back to make sure that he got the message… this battery did not belong to our division.”

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