Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 81

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The Hardships of Gallipoli

Gallipoli like Mesopotamia was full of hardships & general inconveniences. Nearly every trench was located on the summit of tremendous steep mountains, & the continual going up & down their steep inclines required great stamina & determination especially as we had to transport by hand all the heavy boxes of bully beef & biscuits. We were short of reinforcements & so had to do double our share in the trenches & when liberated for rest we were invariably called upon for fatigue which was always heavy & most tiring. The water supply at times was deplorable, & one would given all he possessed

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