Item 03: Sydney B. Young war diary, 15 October 1916-14 April 1917 - Page 57

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It looks gruesome to see this fine city with tramlines running through the streets
yet silent, deadly silent, yet bearing all the appearances of a triumph of
civilisation, and then we come to a corner and see a mass of wreckage where had stood
some stately building and we understand, "It is War – War".

30th According to accounts by tommies the position on the Western front is one of
The German, "Fritz as he is dubbed, never sends gas over unless we do first, nor rifle
fire except as retaliation. We will never be able to proceed any further because if we

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