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with Jerry's shells it got worse and worse until you could only see a few feet in front of you it was most uncanny as the shells were bursting all around one.
The progress was slow, the ground very hard to walk over then after we had gone 5 miles or so the fogg lifted & the shells were not so bad as Jerry was so taken by surprise that he had started to retreat with great haste.
It was about now that we saw the first prisoners brought down, both they and our men being wounded & the look on the mens faces was something to stay in ones memory for ever. It was here that we got our orders to advance with fixed bayonets.
What a sight met our gaze as the fogg lifted, prisoners pouring down in hundreds on either side in front and

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