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the artillery poured a terrific hail of deathly shells, battering everything within its range & remained stationary pounding the boshes for an hour or so till the 3rd objective was securely won and the support troops coming up consolidated the position It took about 3 5 hours to reach the last line. The Germans where they were escaped surrendered freely, over 3000 prisoners were taken & many german dead lie strewn in the field our casualties were comparatively light & most of them were walking cases Our Batt. who had to remain in support & take the shelling lost 2 officers killed 2 wounded about 20 men killed & about 80 wounded.
The ground was churned up for miles & it is almost impossible to walk between the Holes

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