One of the enemy soldiers removed his water bottle and passed it around. I will never forget this gesture as long as I live. Those troops now occupying our positition turned out to be Canadians. After being searched for weapons and documents we were led away. Passing through the enemy's lines we saw an enormous number of artillery pieces, collected and lined up in unending rows. But at the same time we saw evidence of the work of our own guns - dead Englishmen were lying everywhere. So marched into captivity all that was left of the 2nd Company of the 165th Infanterie Regiment: two officers and twelve men.
Gefreiter Fritz Heinemann, Somme, 26 September 1916
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