A few defiles pass through this barrier to the other side of the north Greek watershed.
This was accomplished without much difficulty, but the main body was still in the defiles in rear, when about 3 p.m.
They were sufficiently occupied in collecting the wounded and clearing up the confusion resulting from an accumulation of trains and transport in the defiles of Gorze and about Noveaut.
To cut Alexander's communications with the rear, Darius now committed the error of entangling his large force in the mountain defiles.
Shortly after crossing the Bohemian-Saxon frontier, and whilst still struggling through the sandstone defiles, the stream assumes a north-westerly direction, which on the whole it preserves right away to the North Sea.