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March 1917
(6th continued) "Eternal Ally" and "Central Sap" into the front line Sunray Trench. This trench was taken three of or four days ago & is in a deplorable state. It could hardly be called a trench at all- it is simply a line of "shell holes" connected up in parts & with mud, in places up to the thighs.
The infantry fatigue dropped the material in the trench & I had to carry on with the four sappers & build four shelters for the men to sleep in, at four of the bombing posts. We were handicapped to a great extent by Fritz's bombing & artillery, which at times was fairly heavy. We had started two of the shelters & at about midnight

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