Message for sdorman who was asking a question regarding the Redan Ridge.
Message for sdorman who was asking a question regarding the Redan Ridge. Page link: https://talk.operationwardiary.org/#/subjects/AWD0003uin
The Redan Ridge is a place. See article re The Redan Ridge involving 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders (The diary you are tagging) Link: http://jeremybanning.co.uk/tag/redan-ridge/
Also article re Redan Ridge https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Ancre and images Redan Ridge Link: https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Rjy4DAAAQBAJ&pg=PA46&lpg=PA46&dq=Battle+of+Redan+Ridge+images&source=bl&ots=yTpoKq9q7R&sig=60EYtg5SmLU6NSQlVwGsupVPwqY&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjB_uP35oTVAhWsD8AKHW0CAyA4FBDoAQghMAA#v=onepage&q=Battle of Redan Ridge images&f=false
P S A tip for finding a reference in a long article: Also see Discussion Board – Useful Tips.
On the page of article, Press Control key then F key, (Find). At the top right hand side of the article it will show a long white blank square. type in the word, for example (Redan) or what word reference you need, then press Enter and the word Redan, it will now be highlighted in colour in the text, enabling you to find it quickly. It will also show you how many times the word Redan, comes up in the article.
by David_Underdown moderator
A redan was a defensive earthwork originally https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Redan, and became particularly associated with a battle during the Crimean War, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Great_Redan, and the name stuck in military parlance (partly because it was a previous time the British and French were atually on the same side)
To both: marie.eklidvirginmedia.com and David_Underdown
Thank-you for your replies to my query about the Redan. The linked articles were read with great interest.