Report from the Front

PUBLISHED: 11:59 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 15:39 11 May 2010

At daybreak we were about and the first thing was to make an inspection of the position and surroundings. It was a good position and if the Germans would have only behaved themselves we should have been all right. But it was not to be so. The guns were i

At daybreak we were about and the first thing was to make an inspection of the position and surroundings.

It was a good position and if the Germans would have only behaved themselves we should have been all right.

But it was not to be so. The guns were in a line, the ground sloping to the right. The guns were dug into an artificial bank (and) even in dug outs a few feet below the ground they had to be fitted with air excluding curtains; this being a blanket soaked with water.

The pits were well made. Elephant iron and about 5ft on earth on top. Racks for shells.

Plenty of work and we did our share of firing. The Germans were keen on area straffs. We didn't get a deal of peace.

- February 8, 1918.


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