Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 71

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The dugout we occupied up to the night before last has been hit by a Minnie and no dug
out can be seen, in fact nothing but a hole about 20 ft across and 12 ft deep. Our SB
squad was called out and we picked up one man -- But I will describe no more
awful casualties, it would only make my diary a horror instead of an interesting book     
However, I thought my first sight of death would horrify me, but we take it as part of our
work, and the scene of action, the whirring of the flying shells and shrapnel, chase all
thoughts of the gruesomeness of our task

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