Current state of play: Newfoundland Regiment - 801 souls. 500 Dead - only 68 uninjured. Advance a complete failure north of the Albert - Bapaume road. Tyneside Irish Brigade wiped out. By the end of today the British will have lost 57470 of whom 19240 will be dead. The Professional BEF will have ended and from this point on it will be a citizen army. I cannot conceive of the magnificent courage shown by these men who continued to fight on until the 18th of November. They may be gone but we should never forget the sacrifice of the Old Contemptibles.