Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 85

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equipment. Frank (my mate) suggested going up Cambridge Avenue as a short route to
the front lines. The trenches have been cut up something terrible by fritz's shells and
the duck boards which line the bottom of the trench, where they are not blown up
altogether they are covered with 12 inches of muddy yellow water completely hiding the
duckboards so at times you would be walking along & tread into a part where the

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