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the trench the troops were shoulder to shoulder, while all around could be heard the groans of men severely wounded.
I might tell you that No 3 Outpost was the limit of our troops in that direction and all outside that was enemy country, and this was where we were going now.
We went along the beach about a thousand yards or more and then turned inland to our right, and we must have crossed a farm in one place because the grain was still standing. All along the route were men lying dead and wounded, and occasionally some one would fall over a dead body. At one place in a clump of trees there were thirty or forty brave fellows lying, and one doctor was attending them by the light of a solitary hurricane lamp. I saw him dressing one poor chap who had half his side blown away and his face looked ghastly in the dim light cast by the lamp.
After that we ran into

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