Report from the Front

PUBLISHED: 17:30 17 January 2008 | UPDATED: 15:38 11 May 2010

# We fired about 30 rounds each. Our gun was only two points above condeming. This report was ­pleasing, we had often been told that our shooting was erractic on the Cambrai Front. Seemed strange after such good reports while on the Lens Front. – January

# We fired about 30 rounds each. Our gun was only two points above condeming.

This report was ­pleasing, we had often been told that our shooting was erractic on the Cambrai Front. Seemed strange after such good reports while on the Lens Front.

- January 25, 1918

# We visited Albert in the afternoon. The town was smashed. Quite a number of civilians had returned. The ruins of cathedral were most interesting.

The Madonna still hung down. It was the saying that when the statue fell the war would end. It was shot down in the March offensive.

- January 26, 1918.


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