King diary, 1 April-31 August 1917 / James Clive Selwyn King - Page 23

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hit me in the side & knocked me over. Concussion gave me a slight touch of shell shock. All ran for their lives between shells for shelter. I felt very bad for some hours, however got back with water & rations – thankful to the powers for such a miraculous escape. Several shells landed near enough to blow us into a million pieces, but fortunately they failed to explode. Got back to R.A.P. safely, things quiet for couple of hours. We were relieved about 9.30 & got out before, just before, the barage began again. Fritz is said to have attacked all along the line but but in the morning very sorry. We came out at the "tout suite" sorry for our heavy

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