King diary, 1 April-31 August 1917 / James Clive Selwyn King - Page 27

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to go in again tonight. The rest of the day passed quietly. Very heavy bombardment at night, fritz counter-attacked 4 kms lost, very heavy & gained nothing.

Spent morning at [indecipherable]. Dressing Station shelled at 1 p.m., 5 casualties recd., orders to the effect that we were to go into reserve for the "hop over", but on reaching reserve trenches, were sent back up to the death trap & "the valley of death". It is now much quieter. Had two carries & encountered a heavy barage on way back, got into shell hole till worst of it was over, & then made a run for the bank which we reached in safety.

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