John Breed, Diary and Training diary, item 59

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July 25


Rained heavy. Went out in car


July 26


At Battery all day

Left 9-pm to finish putting up

Steel Tree. constantly under heavy

shell fire. Very warm. in fact Red

Hot. Engineers Cpl. kneeling by me

struck by a great splinter in the

arm. Just missed my face by

inches. Arrived at Battery 5am

27 after working all night. Had

to work at intervals strafe to heavy.


July 27


Battery all day. 2 pm Bosche planes

dropped Bombs which shook earth

like an earthquake. Left position

9pm to complete Steel Tree

Men and myself Wet through

with pesperation, returned 4-30

am 28 inst

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July 25


Rained heavy. Went out in car


July 26


At Battery all day

Left 9-pm to finish putting up

Steel Tree. constantly under heavy

shell fire. Very warm. in fact Red

Hot. Engineers Cpl. kneeling by me

struck by a great splinter in the

arm. Just missed my face by

inches. Arrived at Battery 5am

27 after working all night. Had

to work at intervals strafe to heavy.


July 27


Battery all day. 2 pm Bosche planes

dropped Bombs which shook earth

like an earthquake. Left position

9pm to complete Steel Tree

Men and myself Wet through

with pesperation, returned 4-30

am 28 inst


Transcription history
  • March 26, 2017 17:15:55 Cheryl Ellsworth

    July 25


    Rained heavy. Went out in car


    July 26


    At Battery all day

    Left 9-pm to finish putting up

    Steel Tree. constantly under heavy

    shell fire. Very warm. in fact Red

    Hot. Engineers Cpl. kneeling by me

    struck by a great splinter in the

    arm. Just missed my face by

    inches. Arrived at Battery 5am

    27 after working all night. Had

    to work at intervals strafe to heavy.


    July 27


    Battery all day. 2 pm Bosche planes

    dropped Bombs which shook earth

    like an earthquake. Left position

    9pm to complete Steel Tree

    Men and myself Wet through

    with pesperation, returned 4-30

    am 28 inst

  • February 25, 2017 06:54:28 Erin Selvey

    July 25


    Rained heavy. Went out in car


    July 26


    At Battery all day

    Left 9-pm to finish putting up

    Steel Tree. constantly under heavy

    shell fire. Very warm. in fact Red

    Hot. Engineers Cpl. kneeling by me

    struck by a great splenten in the

    arm. Just missed my face by

    inches. Arrived at Battery 5am

    27 after working all night. Had

    to work at intervals strafe to heavy.


    July 27


    Battery all day. 2 pm Bosche planes

    dropped Bombs which shook earth

    like an earthquake. Left position

    9pm to complete Steel Tree

    Men and myself Wet through

    with pesperation, returned 4-30

    am 28 inst


  • February 24, 2017 07:04:31 Erin Selvey

    July 25


    Rained heavy. Went out in car


    July 26


    At Battery all day

    Left 9-pm to finish putting up

    Steel Tree. constantly under heavy

    shell fire. Very warm. in fact Red

    Hot. Engineers Cpl. kneeling by me

    struck by a great splenten in the

    arm. Just missed my face by

    inches. Arrived at Batter 5am

    27 after working all night. Had

    to work at intervals strafe to heavy.


    July 27


    Battery all day. 2 pm Bosche planes

    dropped Bombs which shook earth

    like an earthquake. Left position

    9pm to complete Steel Tree

    Men and myself Wet through

    with pesperation, returned 4-30

    am 28 inst


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