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trench notes


the men are very f it on the whole but

they have a brought time going in and

leaving the trenches, carrying heavy loads,

slipping and scrambling about and,

I am sorry to say, cursing as a rule in

a language that would make a bargee

turn pale with envy, but it doesnt

mean anything! No ‘arm!

A nother wet day , which will probably completely fill trenches ...

I got stuck in the mud; one of them was not extr icated for s ix

hours . The relief t ook s ix hours in pour ing rain, with one man

killed and two wounded so trench feet and rheumat ism developed ,

and in fourt y eight hours fift y men were sent t o hos pital for

one form or other of these complaint s .