Item 01: Dudley V. Walford diary, 23 September 1914 - 13 August 1916 - Page 97

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The Trenches and Saps

The most extraordinary of all the feats performed at Gallipoli was the tremendous amount of trenches and saps. Day after day and night after night men were continually digging and improving the safety and usefulness of our trenches. Whole Battalions & Brigades were specially held in reserve on this most strenuous work under the most trying and awkward conditions. The trenches were generally + 8 feet in depth and two to three feet wide with recesses containing standing platforms which the engineers improved as time went by with short wooden steps bound & secured by means

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