Burgis war diary, 26 June - 29 October 1915 / Frederick Carrington Burgis - Page 26

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explosives at the end of the fuse. When everything was clear, they fired it, and the explosion that followed made the Ridge tremble. I've had several narrow escapes from bullets, even when off duty. One bullet struck a bank not an inch from my head whilst I was trying to have a sleep. On another occasion whilst guarding our water tanks with six comrades a Turkish shell came over & pieces of it went through a water tin a yard from me. I picked it up and it was red hot. This morning we were having breakfast just outside our firing line, and I was sitting down and one of our men named Langley was standing up near me. The Turks sent a

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