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March 1917
12th Fritz has bombarding this vicinity very heavily all day to-day & yesterday, & has accounted for a large casualty list.
At 4.20 P.M. our artillery opened up a heavy barrage on Fritz's front line & supports, lasting about an hour, but he retaliated soon after we had started & kept a rain of shells constantly between "Needle" & "Blighty" trenches.
We have a large amount of material here & about half a dozen batteries are immediately behind it
He kept up the shelling nearly all night & we were handicapped considerably with in carrying material & stores forward.
At about 6 P.M. two of the carrying party were killed & 6 wounded.

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