Diary of John Henry Fisher, item 51

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last place of roughing it

Friday Nov 1 Austria & 

Turkey signed armistice

Monday Nov 4 G- birthday 11 yrs

Monday Nov 11 Heard church

bells ringing, heard later 

armistice had been signed

we went out to work on 

building railway bridge

over road at Troyennes

Wednesday Nov 13 Digging

mines from under railway

track at Troyennes, where

Fritz had placed them to 

blow up the line during

his last rapid retreat, this

was extremely dangerous

work, for if the metal

cap on the shell happened 

to be struck by a pick or

anything hard, up would

go the whole show, our

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last place of roughing it

Friday Nov 1 Austria & 

Turkey signed armistice

Monday Nov 4 G- birthday 11 yrs

Monday Nov 11 Heard church

bells ringing, heard later 

armistice had been signed

we went out to work on 

building railway bridge

over road at Troyennes

Wednesday Nov 13 Digging

mines from under railway

track at Troyennes, where

Fritz had placed them to 

blow up the line during

his last rapid retreat, this

was extremely dangerous

work, for if the metal

cap on the shell happened 

to be struck by a pick or

anything hard, up would

go the whole show, our


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  • December 21, 2017 18:31:11 Thomas A. Lingner

    last place of roughing it

    Friday Nov 1 Austria & 

    Turkey signed armistice

    Monday Nov 4 G- birthday 11 yrs

    Monday Nov 11 Heard church

    bells ringing, heard later 

    armistice had been signed

    we went out to work on 

    building railway bridge

    over road at Troyennes

    Wednesday Nov 13 Digging

    mines from under railway

    track at Troyennes, where

    Fritz had placed them to 

    blow up the line during

    his last rapid retreat, this

    was extremely dangerous

    work, for if the metal

    cap on the shell happened 

    to be struck by a pick or

    anything hard, up would

    go the whole show, our


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    Areas of Arras, France and Ypres, Flanders

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Jeanette Payne
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November 1, 1918 – November 13, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Artillery
  • Gas Warfare
  • Recruitment and Conscription
  • Transport



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