William Keith Gillies diary, 22 March 1916-30 September 1917 - Page 231

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September 1917
12th All through the night the firing was very heavy & a good number of Fritzs shells landed very close to us. The aeroplanes were also very active during the night. The whole company have been working on their du making dugouts, during the day, & have succeeded in obtaining a little better shelter than we had last night.
13th This morning Lt. Oliver and I started on a reconnoisance of the sector. We did the light-railway-tracks, support duckwalk tracks, & mule tracks, & new roads. Their positions were marked on a map, & also suitable positions for proposed roads to the trenches. The whole of this sector is literally swarmed with

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