Item 02: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 21 March-3 September 1915 - Page 192

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a good deal of its fascination after they go through their first, or witness one at close quarters, charging through machine gun & rifle fire to get close enough to use the bayonet, knocks all desire fro out of ones head to charge, if he has witnessed or been through one before. A message came through from the left flank last night at 10 o'clock, saying the Connaught Rangers had already taken the trenches, which was their objective & they should have no difficulty in holding them. The Australian & New Zealanders had taken 9/10ths of hill 60 which was their objective & were being reinforced & were to going to push home the attack to the top at midnight. That was the only message that came

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