Report from the Front: The Great War diary of Jack Halstead
Clearing up the guns. Moved horse line further up the valley. Warned for holiday by the sea, and I could do with it. I had never felt so ill. Gather a new kit bag together with the help of Wringle and Charlie Peters of A Battery. At the end of the valley
Clearing up the guns. Moved horse line further up the valley. Warned for holiday by the sea, and I could do with it. I had never felt so ill. Gather a new kit bag together with the help of Wringle and Charlie Peters of A Battery.
At the end of the valley were the 42 Division Artillery, the section that had been with us at Vaux (Amiens). They, too, had fared badly.
- May 25, 1918.
At 6am arrived at Saint Valery, a rest camp on the cliffs. Some 1,600 troops from the third Army. Saint Valery, a small harbour at the mouth of the Somme. Several air raids in two nights. Had to take our beds to the beach.
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We heard of German second push, this being below Amiens. Yanks had experienced gunfire for the first time.
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