14th May 1917 Monday

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“Next night the 39th division on our right raided the enemy trenches, and captured three Huns, with the loss of one man killed and one wounded. Once more the bombardment shook us all up. A lot of heavy stuff fell near us, and our old dug-outs shook to their foundations!”

The fighting had been very intense over the last couple of nights. It’s not hard to imagine the tension amongst the men under continuing and intense bombardments, with both sides invading each other’s positions. Douglas and his crew were not put under any great pressure, but it was to get worse over the coming days.

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