Diary of Edgar Clarence Worsfold, item 26

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on End and now we were going to give

them a chance to come out of the Line

for a longer spell 4 Days in and 4

Days out instead of 4 Weeks in and out

they showed us how to go on before we

relieved them such a not Battery your

Head over the Top in Daylight as it was

too near the German line and use your

Periscope and we found them very glad

we had arrived in France at Last we

could look over the Top all night if

you liked there was not much chance

of them seeing you only when a Star

Shell went up we were told this was to

be our Home for the next 4 Days and on no

account Take anything off not even your

Hat and no Dug outs here for shelter

from the Rain and ankle deep in thick

Slimy mud it was a Happy looking show

anyway we had to get used to it and

make like Best of it and after a while

we could hear the Germans shouting out

to us and asking for Bully Beef so we had

to stand Pulling there legs  we shouted to

them that Holland had come in the War on

our side and the Swiss Navy was Bombarding

the Alps and a rare lot of Tommy Rot

we were just right of Neuve chapel and

it was very shortly after this Battle that

we went up the line and we could look

through out Perriscopes in the Daylight

and See the Village with tall the Houses

and Farmsteads Tumbled down like

Packs of Cards and the streets littered

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on End and now we were going to give

them a chance to come out of the Line

for a longer spell 4 Days in and 4

Days out instead of 4 Weeks in and out

they showed us how to go on before we

relieved them such a not Battery your

Head over the Top in Daylight as it was

too near the German line and use your

Periscope and we found them very glad

we had arrived in France at Last we

could look over the Top all night if

you liked there was not much chance

of them seeing you only when a Star

Shell went up we were told this was to

be our Home for the next 4 Days and on no

account Take anything off not even your

Hat and no Dug outs here for shelter

from the Rain and ankle deep in thick

Slimy mud it was a Happy looking show

anyway we had to get used to it and

make like Best of it and after a while

we could hear the Germans shouting out

to us and asking for Bully Beef so we had

to stand Pulling there legs  we shouted to

them that Holland had come in the War on

our side and the Swiss Navy was Bombarding

the Alps and a rare lot of Tommy Rot

we were just right of Neuve chapel and

it was very shortly after this Battle that

we went up the line and we could look

through out Perriscopes in the Daylight

and See the Village with tall the Houses

and Farmsteads Tumbled down like

Packs of Cards and the streets littered


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  • February 1, 2018 21:51:24 Annick Rodriguez

    on End and now we were going to give

    them a chance to come out of the Line

    for a longer spell 4 Days in and 4

    Days out instead of 4 Weeks in and out

    they showed us how to go on before we

    relieved them such a not Battery your

    Head over the Top in Daylight as it was

    too near the German line and use your

    Periscope and we found them very glad

    we had arrived in France at Last we

    could look over the Top all night if

    you liked there was not much chance

    of them seeing you only when a Star

    Shell went up we were told this was to

    be our Home for the next 4 Days and on no

    account Take anything off not even your

    Hat and no Dug outs here for shelter

    from the Rain and ankle deep in thick

    Slimy mud it was a Happy looking show

    anyway we had to get used to it and

    make like Best of it and after a while

    we could hear the Germans shouting out

    to us and asking for Bully Beef so we had

    to stand Pulling there legs  we shouted to

    them that Holland had come in the War on

    our side and the Swiss Navy was Bombarding

    the Alps and a rare lot of Tommy Rot

    we were just right of Neuve chapel and

    it was very shortly after this Battle that

    we went up the line and we could look

    through out Perriscopes in the Daylight

    and See the Village with tall the Houses

    and Farmsteads Tumbled down like

    Packs of Cards and the streets littered

  • February 1, 2018 21:48:51 Annick Rodriguez

    on End and now we were going to give

    them a chance to come out of the Line

    for a longer spell 4 Days in and 4

    Days out instead of 4 Weeks in and out

    they showed us how to go on before we

    relieved them such a not Battery your

    Head over the Top in Daylight as it was

    too near the German line and use your

    Periscope and we found them very glad

    we had arrived in France at Last we

    could look over the Top all night if

    you liked there was not much chance

    of them seeing you only when a Star

    Shell went up we were told this was to

    be our Home for the next 4 Days and on no

    account Take anything off not even your

    Hat and no Dug outs here for shelter

    from the Rain and ankle deep in thick

    Slimy mud it was a Happy looking show

    anyway we had to get used to it and

    make like Best of it and after a while

    we could hear the Germans shouting out

    to us and asking for Bully Beef so we had

    to stand Pulling there legs  we shouted to

    them that Holland had come in the War on

    our side and the Swiss Navy was Bombarding

    the Alps and a rare lot of Tommy Rot

    we were


  • February 1, 2018 21:47:55 Annick Rodriguez

    on End and now we were going to give

    them a chance to come out of the Line

    for a longer spell 4 Days in and 4

    Days out instead of 4 Weeks in and out

    they showed us how to go on before we

    relieved them such a not Battery your

    Head over the Top in Daylight as it was

    too near the German line and use your

    Periscope and we found them very glad

    we had arrived in France at Last we

    could look over the Top all night if

    you liked there was not much chance

    of them seeing you only when a Star

    Shell went up we were told this was to

    be our Home for the next 4 Days and on no

    account Take anything off not even your

    Hat and no Dug outs here for shelter

    from the Rain and ankle deep in thick

    Slimy mud it was a Happy looking show

    anyway we had to get used to it and

    make like Best of it and after a while

    we could hear the Germans shouting out

    to us and asking for Bully Beef so we had

    to stand Pulling there legs  we shouted to

    them that Holland had come in the War on

    our side and the Swiss Navy was Bombarding

    the Alps and a rare lot of Tommy


  • February 1, 2018 21:46:07 Annick Rodriguez

    on End and now we were going to give

    them a chance to come out of the Line

    for a longer spell 4 Days in and 4

    Days out instead of 4 Weeks in and out

    they showed us how to go on before we

    relieved them such a not Battery your

    Head over the Top in Daylight as it was

    too near the German line and use your

    Periscope and we found them very glad

    we had arrived in France at Last we

    could look over the Top all night if

    you liked there was not much chance

    of them seeing you only when a Star

    Shell went up we were told this was to

    be our Home for the next 4 Days and on no

    account Take anything off not even your

    Hat and no Dug outs here for shelter

    from the Rain and ankle deep in thick

    Slimy mud it was a Happy looking show


  • February 1, 2018 21:44:39 Annick Rodriguez

    on End and now we were going to give

    them a chance to come out of the Line

    for a longer spell 4 Days in and 4

    Days out instead of 4 Weeks in and out

    they showed us how to go on before we

    relieved them such a not Battery your

    Head over the Top in Daylight as it was

    too near the German line and use your

    Periscope and we found them very glad

    we had arrived in France at Last we

    could look over the Top all night if

    you liked there was not much chance

    of them seeing you only when a Star


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    Mons, Belgium

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