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railway track.

We did nothing much that afternoon but from rumours & prisoners we heard of the second advance – carried out to improve the strength of the line and to enable the 55th & 56th to come into positions in the front. By about 5 pm the brigade was along the red line shewn on the map. It was then that their casualties were so severe.

Soon after dark we all went up with ammunition. We collected it from a dump on the road above Halle and took it to Major Murray's position beyond the wood. The whole area was drenched with gas and the shells were falling

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