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From the Suvla Plain to Victory: William Ralph Peel

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On the 16 November 1918, Lt Col William Ralph Peel and the men in his 10/Manchester Regiment were lined up smartly in the main square of a sprawling village on the outskirts of Maubeuge. Its population,¬†only days earlier, had finally been relieved from a German occupation that had begun over four years previously in August 1914. The purpose of th…