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trick, it landed right into the little crater

where the Old Hun was and apparently

wiped them out - as we were'nt bothered 

again that night.

What impressed me more than anything

was the sight of the country round us.

Running right accross our lines away into

the German lines was a road - once a 

main road with trees each side and

full of traffic, and now - I can hardly

describe it as one looked along it as

dawn was breaking - every tree as far

as one could see - shot to pieces! Splintered

trunks standing out against the sky line.

Shell holes - broken stone work - torn barbed

wire - equipment old and broken - dead 

Germans - rifles - absolute despairing

ruin everywhere so intense that one

could almost touch it and tore ones

feelings to shreds. I am afraid this

sounds like Rosa N. Carey at her worst

but it made a tremendous impression

on me and I shall never forget it.

I wish some great artist or author could

see it and feel it as I did and

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trick, it landed right into the little crater

where the Old Hun was and apparently

wiped them out - as we were'nt bothered 

again that night.

What impressed me more than anything

was the sight of the country round us.

Running right accross our lines away into

the German lines was a road - once a 

main road with trees each side and

full of traffic, and now - I can hardly

describe it as one looked along it as

dawn was breaking - every tree as far

as one could see - shot to pieces! Splintered

trunks standing out against the sky line.

Shell holes - broken stone work - torn barbed

wire - equipment old and broken - dead 

Germans - rifles - absolute despairing

ruin everywhere so intense that one

could almost touch it and tore ones

feelings to shreds. I am afraid this

sounds like Rosa N. Carey at her worst

but it made a tremendous impression

on me and I shall never forget it.

I wish some great artist or author could

see it and feel it as I did and


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  • October 17, 2018 14:00:56 Sarika Jain

    3

    trick, it landed right into the little crater

    where the Old Hun was and apparently

    wiped them out - as we were'nt bothered 

    again that night.

    What impressed me more than anything

    was the sight of the country round us.

    Running right accross our lines away into

    the German lines was a road - once a 

    main road with trees each side and

    full of traffic, and now - I can hardly

    describe it as one looked along it as

    dawn was breaking - every tree as far

    as one could see - shot to pieces! Splintered

    trunks standing out against the sky line.

    Shell holes - broken stone work - torn barbed

    wire - equipment old and broken - dead 

    Germans - rifles - absolute despairing

    ruin everywhere so intense that one

    could almost touch it and tore ones

    feelings to shreds. I am afraid this

    sounds like Rosa N. Carey at her worst

    but it made a tremendous impression

    on me and I shall never forget it.

    I wish some great artist or author could

    see it and feel it as I did and

  • January 23, 2018 14:36:47 Georgia Anderton

    3

    trick, it landed right into the little crater

    where the Old Hun was and apparently

    wiped them out - as we were'nt bothered 

    again that night.

    What impressed me more than anything

    was the sight of the country round us.

    Running right accross our lines away into

    the German lines was a road once a 

    main road with trees each side and

    full of traffic, and now - I can hardly

    describe it as one looked alone it as

    dawn was breaking - every tree as far

    as one could see shot to pieces! Splintered

    trunks standing out against the skyline.

    Shell hole - broken stone work - torn barbed

    wire - equipment old and broken - dead 

    Germans - rifles - absolute despairing

    ruin everywhere so intense that one

    could almost touch it and tore ones

    feelings to shreds. I am afraid this

    sounds like Rosa N.Carey at her worst

    but it made a tremendous impression

    on me and I shall mever forget it.

    I wish some great artist or author could

    see it and feel it as I did and


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