May 5 – Usual breakfast greeting of shrapnel. Turks played hell with our trench 2 days ago – made 2 attempts to rebuild in daylight & each time Turks turned their guns on us. I don't like their explosive bullets – we don't seem to know where they fire from, they may have them silenced – snipers give us a lot of trouble at night, they use a decoy. When we fire they watch the flash & both fire – we have good shrapnel cover now & better trenches more of them – Shelled our trench again at 10.30 putting in about 80 shells & again later filling it with clods, bullets & smoke several times. Rcd. 1st letters in trenches, 1 each Mother, Amy Mitchell, Lettie Wass & Lil Steer.