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The attack was the largest in the British sector since September and had a seven-day preliminary bombardment, which was twice as heavy as that of 1 July. Beaumont Hamel, St. Pierre Divion and Beaucourt were captured, which threatened the German hold on Serre further north. Edmund Blunden called the battle "a feat of arms vieing (sic) with any recorded. The enemy was surprised and beaten". Four German divisions had to be relieved due to the number of casualties they suffered and over 7,000 German troops were taken prisoner.

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>The attack was the largest in the British sector since September and had a seven-day preliminary bombardment, which was twice as heavy as that of 1 July. Beaumont Hamel, St. Pierre Divion and Beaucourt were captured, which threatened the German hold on Serre further north. ⇒この攻撃は、7日間の予備爆撃を行ったが、英国軍の部門では9月以来最大で、7月1日分の二倍規模であった。ボーモント・ハーメル、サン・ピエール・ディヴィオンおよびボークールを攻略したので、それよりさらに北のセールにあるドイツ軍の保有地を脅かした。 >Edmund Blunden called the battle "a feat of arms vieing* (sic) with any recorded. The enemy was surprised and beaten". Four German divisions had to be relieved due to the number of casualties they suffered and over 7,000 German troops were taken prisoner. ⇒エドムンド・ブランデンはその戦いをこう呼んだ。曰く、「いかなる記録にもvieing(原文のまま)する*戦闘の功績です。敵は驚嘆し、敗走しました」と。(事実)ドイツ軍の4個師団が多数の犠牲者を被り、7,000人以上のドイツ軍隊が捕囚されたので、救援を必要としていた。 *vieing:正しくは、vying(vie「競う、張り合う」の現在分詞)とすべきところでしょう。これが正しいとすれば、該当する部分の訳文は次のようになります。 →エドムンド・ブランデンはその戦いをこう呼んだ。曰く、「いかなる記録にも匹敵する戦闘の功績です。敵は驚嘆し、敗走しました」と。

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