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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 4, No. 7 July 2, 1941



Advanced mechanised columns commenced offensive operations on Friday evening, and successfully occupied the Club pub. Despite' lack of petrol and equipment, reinforcements consolidated the attack, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 14th, the main bodies of the opposing forces became engaged in a struggle in which the enemy suffered heavy losses and eventually were forced to carry out a strategic withdrawal, leaving valuable supplies in our possession These provided a desirable substitute for drinking water, which it was feared that the enemy might have contaminated in their flight.

The main attack was directed by Frank O'Flynn, whose leadership and example inspired Ross Scrymgeour, Myles O'Connor and Dick Daniell to supreme efforts. Able support was given by Ted Collons and Ralph Fenton, while Bob Hunt, by his personal effort, carried out a brilliantly successful flanking operation which contributed considerably to the success of the expedition.

On the following Saturday, patrolling operations in mountainous districts and on the home front deprived us of the support of two of the units engaged in the Dannevirke campaign. We were, therefore, unable to concentrate our full effective force, and at the Hutt Park the Scottish Harrier Club withstood for the eleventh year in succession our determined onslaught upon the Dome Cup. Myles O'Connor and Frank O'Flynn were again in the forefront of the battle, and with able assistance from Gif Rowberry, Pat Anderson, Ted Dorman and five others, were able to vanquish every other detachment that other clubs threw into the struggle.

(Propaganda Dept.)