Volume 2: Letters written on active service, M-W, 1914-1919 - Page 317

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even though often hard worked
of course we all are inured to Rifle fire & the fall of Bullets & occasionally shell & shrapnell fire too. I must say I most distinctly do not like shrapnell & dive for shelter when I hear it comming. Sniping if we are at long Range is treated by all with Contempt but if our ardent friend is at short Range then one & all are wary & so Casualties are avoided by care & common sense
I trust you & the Dr. are both well. Diarrhoe seems to be the chief complaint if a man is sick, I am glad to say that I have kept well up to the present we have a Dentist here & I have had the novel experience of having a Tooth stopped in the open [with] the Trenches active

Grace will give you my address
Best wishes to you all
G R Short

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