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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Diary Entries - 6th March and 7th March, 1916

6th March, 1916

My day at the guns, and am very comfortable in the dugout, with a nice warm charcoal fire. The only thing doing  is lighting up the pits in the afternoon with electricity supplied from a 12-volt accumulator, which proves a great success.

7th March, 1916

A cold day on Lorette, with a bad light all day. During the fog, I go out on the Notre Dame de Lorette battlefield, to see what is to be seen. The power of shellfire opened my eyes. The top of the hill is ploughed up completely in a series of large holes. There were also lots of relics of the fight in evidence, such as dead Bosch and Frenchmen lying about.

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