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but there was a tremendous lot of

sniping and any amount of rifle grenades

flying about so one had to be most awfully

careful. The best part of a rifle grenade

is the fact that you can see it coming

and it often lies on the ground for 5 or 6

seconds before it bursts so as a rule

one has plenty of time to get round the

nearest traverse. At night its rather a 

strain on the nerves as one cant see

them but can hear them coming quite

plainly, the only thing to do is to stand

absolutely still and listen for it to fall,

then after you have heard the thud of

its fall - if its anywhere near - down

you get as low as possible waiting for it 

to burst. One afternoon one fell right into

our trench but everyone saw it and nobody

was hurt, it blew a hole about 18 in

deep through the foot board! The second

night we were in they sent about

80 rifle grenades at us before we spotted

where they were coming from and then

my rifle grenade men got started

and the third we sent off did the

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but there was a tremendous lot of

sniping and any amount of rifle grenades

flying about so one had to be most awfully

careful. The best part of a rifle grenade

is the fact that you can see it coming

and it often lies on the ground for 5 or 6

seconds before it bursts so as a rule

one has plenty of time to get round the

nearest traverse. At night its rather a 

strain on the nerves as one cant see

them but can hear them coming quite

plainly, the only thing to do is to stand

absolutely still and listen for it to fall,

then after you have heard the thud of

its fall - if its anywhere near - down

you get as low as possible waiting for it 

to burst. One afternoon one fell right into

our trench but everyone saw it and nobody

was hurt, it blew a hole about 18 in

deep through the foot board! The second

night we were in they sent about

80 rifle grenades at us before we spotted

where they were coming from and then

my rifle grenade men got started

and the third we sent off did the


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  • October 17, 2018 13:55:46 Sarika Jain

    2

    but there was a tremendous lot of

    sniping and any amount of rifle grenades

    flying about so one had to be most awfully

    careful. The best part of a rifle grenade

    is the fact that you can see it coming

    and it often lies on the ground for 5 or 6

    seconds before it bursts so as a rule

    one has plenty of time to get round the

    nearest traverse. At night its rather a 

    strain on the nerves as one cant see

    them but can hear them coming quite

    plainly, the only thing to do is to stand

    absolutely still and listen for it to fall,

    then after you have heard the thud of

    its fall - if its anywhere near - down

    you get as low as possible waiting for it 

    to burst. One afternoon one fell right into

    our trench but everyone saw it and nobody

    was hurt, it blew a hole about 18 in

    deep through the foot board! The second

    night we were in they sent about

    80 rifle grenades at us before we spotted

    where they were coming from and then

    my rifle grenade men got started

    and the third we sent off did the

  • January 23, 2018 14:31:41 Georgia Anderton

    2

    but there was a tremendous lot of

    sniping and any amount of ridle grenades

    flying about so one had to be most awfully

    careful. The best part of a rifle grenade

    is the fact that you can see it coming

    and it often lies on the ground for 5 or 6

    seconds before it bursts so as a rule

    one has plenty of time to get round the

    nearest traverse. At night its rather a 

    strain on the nerves as one cant see

    them but can hear them coming quite

    plainly, the only thing to do is to stand

    absolutely still and listen for it to fall,

    then after you have heard the thud of

    its fall - if its anywhere near - down

    you get as low as possible waiting for it 

    to burst. One afternoon one fell right into

    our trench but everyone saw it and nobody

    was hurt, it blew a hole about 18in

    deep through the foot board! The second

    night we were in they sent about

    80 rifle grenades at us before we spotted

    where they were coming from and then

    my rifle grenade men got started

    and the third we sent off did the


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