Robert Ryder ["Tales of the V.C."], item 2

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gone, and for a moment the company hesitated.

        But they soon found a leader. Pte. Robert Ryder

one of the companys' machine gun section, at once realised what

had happened. Picking up his Lewis gun he sprang to his feet,

and dashed  forward alone towards the German trench.

He was a target for every rifle and machine gun along the

line, but  ...  no bullet touched him as he scrambled

across shell-holes and through the tangled litter of barbed wire.

Lying down full length upon the parapet. 

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gone, and for a moment the company hesitated.

        But they soon found a leader. Pte. Robert Ryder

one of the companys' machine gun section, at once realised what

had happened. Picking up his Lewis gun he sprang to his feet,

and dashed  forward alone towards the German trench.

He was a target for every rifle and machine gun along the

line, but  ...  no bullet touched him as he scrambled

across shell-holes and through the tangled litter of barbed wire.

Lying down full length upon the parapet. 


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  • August 1, 2017 20:47:55 Annick Rodriguez

    gone, and for a moment the company hesitated.

            But they soon found a leader. Pte. Robert Ryder

    one of the companys' machine gun section, at once realised what

    had happened. Picking up his Lewis gun he sprang to his feet,

    and dashed  forward alone towards the German trench.

    He was a target for every rifle and machine gun along the

    line, but  ...  no bullet touched him as he scrambled

    across shell-holes and through the tangled litter of barbed wire.

    Lying down full length upon the parapet. 


  • August 1, 2017 20:46:51 Annick Rodriguez

    gone, and for a moment the company hesitated.

            But they soon found a leader. Pte. Robert Ryder

    one of the companys' machine gun section, at once realised what

    had happened. Picking up his Lewis gun he sprang to his feet,

    and dashed  forward alone towards the German trench.

    He was a target for every rifle and machine gun along the

    line, but  ...  no bullet touched him as he scrambled


  • August 1, 2017 20:45:26 Annick Rodriguez

    gone, and for a moment the company hesitated.

            But they soon found a leader. Pte. Robert Ryder

    one of the companys' machine gun section, at once realised what

    had happened. Picking up his Lewis gun he sprang to his feet,

    and dashed  forward alone towards the German trench.

    He was a target for every rifle


  • August 1, 2017 20:42:19 Annick Rodriguez

    gone, and for a moment the company hesitated.



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