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Red Lodge, Ploegsteert

THE WELLINGTON REGIMENT (NZEF) 1914 - 1919. Hill 63 was the buttress of the British line in these parts. It covered the railhead at Steenwerck, the town of Railleul and the main road running between Bailleul and Armentières. Behind it. as far as the eye could see, stretched level country, which would offer little natural difficulty to an advancing enemy. Branching off from the highway at Canteen Corner, the road ran through the small village of Romarin to the fool of Hill 63 at Red Lodge, now a somewhat dilapidated but picturesque ruin. From here it skirted the foot of the hill as far as Hyde Park Corner and Ploegsteert Wood. The Wellington Regiment (NZEF) 1914 - 1919. New Zealand Electronic Text Collection.
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