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December 1916
(20th continued) are not finished yet. Although the air has been very clear all day, Fritzs shelling has been moderately slack around our quarter. The old tree at "Gunpits" was been cut down last night & destroyed. It has afforded a great landmark for Fritz & during the day hardly a shell came within "a hundred yards of that quarter." We heard to day that the French have captured over 11,000 prisoners on their last advance.
21st I have been on the same job as yesterday. About 10 a.m. a H.E shell burst about 20 feet away (just behind "mad" trench) & wounded me on the left arm but it is not serious. This

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