Report from the Front: The Great War diary of Jack Halstead
At daybreak enemy observation planes were busy. They would fly at a very low altitude. Those who were standing to were always waiting for them. Would get busy with the Lewis guns. All batteries in the vicinity would be at the same occupation. Although non
At daybreak enemy observation planes were busy. They would fly at a very low altitude. Those who were standing to were always waiting for them. Would get busy with the Lewis guns.
All batteries in the vicinity would be at the same occupation.
Although none were shot down, they did not get much of an opportunity to look around.
- May 9, 1918.
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We had a trip out to "purple line trench". Open country and we could look down on the German line.
- May 10, 1918.
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We had received news that the Royal Engineers had been digging out mining sets. These were found in a stack in front of the "purple line". One by one, we carried them and hid them under a bridge. On several occasions we had to seek shelter.
- May 12, 1918.