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

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4 p.m. Sept. 7th 1915
We have started work tunnelling to try and get under the Turks trenches. Our reason is for aerial purposes.

Sept. 8th. I am again in the firing line and a heavy artillery duel is in progress on our front. The Turks are also dropping bombs over, one of our Corporal bombers being blown almost to pieces.

Sept. 10th
Last night I wheeled earth in a barrow from a tunnel running almost under the Turks trenches for 4 hours, and finished another 4 shovelling. To do the former one had to stoop, because the tunnel was only 3 ft. by 4 ft. What with vermin and heat

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