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This attack was timed for 6 oclock: the same hour as our own, but owing to variation of 10 minutes in the respective times. He was 10 minutes behind.
The tape two opposing armies were actually in no mans land together each getting into position about the same time. The fact that Each was so interested in his own operation that he did not observe the other His barrage came down at 0530 (our time) It was very heavy & included too heavy trench mortars (Frumenmorfers) the battery of which was captured by us later .
One of our men being pretty new with is long walk up to the position fell asleep on our tape line as they

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