Report from the Front: The Great War diary of Jack Halstead

We moved to the top of the cliff, being too muddy and wet below. Wagon lined shelled heavily and horses had to be taken away. Two of us on top of the bank had no intention of moving unless we were blown out. – April 3, 1918. Went up the line with ration

We moved to the top of the cliff, being too muddy and wet below.

Wagon lined shelled heavily and horses had to be taken away.

Two of us on top of the bank had no intention of moving unless we were blown out.

- April 3, 1918.


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