Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 72

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Wretched & ghastly fighting took place here for several days but all was in vain. The casualties were frightfully heavy & shamefully cruel. The line here was consolidated on the Rododendron Ridge. And so all failed. The trenches were made to look pretty, winter quarters were prepared & from then on we looked at the impregnable mountains & admired the barren scenery until ordered to evacuate after having endured a few days of a most severe winter blizzard and all the miseries that cold can bring.

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