Item 03: Fred Harold Tomlins war diary, 4 September-18 December 1915 - Page 31

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Tues 28th
Last night the warboats kept up one of the heaviest bombardments I have yet heard apparently somewhere about Bulair,they were a long way off, but the sky was lit up & looked exactly like the constant flashing of sheet lightning in a heavy storm, heavy rifle & machine gun fire was also quite audable but too far off to affect us; We were on 'phone duty in the trench last night; This morning some warboats gave Achi-Baba a particularly hot time of it the noise here was a continual rumble like thunder & a Monitor standing off the island of Enos was taking long shots with a 14 inch gun, the accuracy of the naval gunners in marvellous I took my tea with me this afternoon & went around to the 'phone box and put in some work, putting in a dug-out; At 10 oclock last night several Taubes flew over and endeavoured to drop bombs on the warboats with no success.

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