Thomas Bromley Shaw, item 79

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.first page on left side

back. A shell dropped on

top of my place but

did not burst. It

sent all the earth down

on top of me. Firing is

going on constantly. It

is simply terrible

it is just five past

ten Sunday morning. I

am absolutely fed up

most miserable day I ever

had. Rain all afternoon

Shells & all sorts.

Mud inches thick of

trousers & puttees & Coat.

this is a reserve

trench front trench

to night. I think this

is bound to effect my


.second page on the right

health. You can't possibly

imagine any thing like

it, a missing excavating

is a picture to it &

we have to stay in it

get our food??? not

& sleep??? in it. Terrible

I think to day is Thursday

April terrible rough

time we have been having

taken rations up to

Battallion H. 2. and

Wire (Barbeh) & packets to

outposts 25 yards

from Game line. Then

standing to in our

own point line. Going

through wood have

seen awful sights which


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.first page on left side

back. A shell dropped on

top of my place but

did not burst. It

sent all the earth down

on top of me. Firing is

going on constantly. It

is simply terrible

it is just five past

ten Sunday morning. I

am absolutely fed up

most miserable day I ever

had. Rain all afternoon

Shells & all sorts.

Mud inches thick of

trousers & puttees & Coat.

this is a reserve

trench front trench

to night. I think this

is bound to effect my


.second page on the right

health. You can't possibly

imagine any thing like

it, a missing excavating

is a picture to it &

we have to stay in it

get our food??? not

& sleep??? in it. Terrible

I think to day is Thursday

April terrible rough

time we have been having

taken rations up to

Battallion H. 2. and

Wire (Barbeh) & packets to

outposts 25 yards

from Game line. Then

standing to in our

own point line. Going

through wood have

seen awful sights which



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  • October 25, 2018 18:16:06 Sarika Jain

    .first page on left side

    back. A shell dropped on

    top of my place but

    did not burst. It

    sent all the earth down

    on top of me. Firing is

    going on constantly. It

    is simply terrible

    it is just five past

    ten Sunday morning. I

    am absolutely fed up

    most miserable day I ever

    had. Rain all afternoon

    Shells & all sorts.

    Mud inches thick of

    trousers & puttees & Coat.

    this is a reserve

    trench front trench

    to night. I think this

    is bound to effect my


    .second page on the right

    health. You can't possibly

    imagine any thing like

    it, a missing excavating

    is a picture to it &

    we have to stay in it

    get our food??? not

    & sleep??? in it. Terrible

    I think to day is Thursday

    April terrible rough

    time we have been having

    taken rations up to

    Battallion H. 2. and

    Wire (Barbeh) & packets to

    outposts 25 yards

    from Game line. Then

    standing to in our

    own point line. Going

    through wood have

    seen awful sights which


  • October 25, 2018 18:15:54 Sarika Jain

    .first page on left side

    back. A shell dropped on

    top of my place but

    did not burst. It

    sent all the earth down

    on top of me. Firing is

    going on constantly. It

    is simply terrible

    it is just five past

    ten Sunday morning. I

    am absolutely fed up

    most miserable day I ever

    had. Rain all afternoon

    Shells & all sorts.

    Mud inches thick of

    trousers & puttees & Coat.

    this is a reserve

    trench front trench

    to night. I think this

    is bound to effect my


    .second page on the right

    health. You can't possibly

    imagine any thing like

    it, a missing excavating

    is a picture to it &

    we have to stay in it

    get our food??? not

    & sleep??? in it. Terrible

    I think to day is Thursday

    April terrible rough

    time we have been having

    taken rations up to

    Battallion H. 2. and

    Wire (Barbeh) & packets to

    outposts 25 yards

    from Game line. Then

    standing to in our

    own point line. Going

    through wood have

    seen awful sights which


  • October 25, 2018 18:15:01 Sarika Jain

    back. A shell dropped on

    top of my place but

    did not burst. It

    sent all the earth down

    on top of me. Firing is

    going on constantly. It

    is simply terrible

    it is just five past

    ten Sunday morning. I

    am absolutely fed up

    most miserable day I ever

    had. Rain all afternoon

    Shells & all sorts.

    Mud inches thick of

    trousers & puttees & Coat.

    this is a reserve

    trench front trench

    to night. I think this

    is bound to effect my



    health. You can't possibly

    imagine any thing like

    it, a missing excavating

    is a picture to it &

    we have to stay in it

    get our food??? not

    & sleep??? in it. Terrible

    I think to day is Thursday

    April terrible rough

    time we have been having

    taken rations up to

    Battallion H. 2. and

    Wire (Barbeh) & packets to

    outposts 25 yards

    from Game line. Then

    standing to in our

    own point line. Going

    through wood have

    seen awful sights which


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