29th to 31st October 1917 Monday to Wednesday

German attacks from the trenches and the air

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It was back for another turn of duty in the trenches for the 13th Royal Welsh Fusiliers and their medical back up, Captain Page and his team of orderlies and stretcher bearers. Meanwhile the base at Desalanque Farm was taking a pounding from German trench mortars and aerial raids.

“We were back in the line on Monday, 29th October. On the 31st October the Huns shelled Desalanque Farm very heavily with 4.2 shells. Some of them dropped quite near us. His aeroplanes were very active too, and one of our captive balloons was brought down in flames.”

4.2 German shells and equipment including the trench mortar cannon.

4.2 German shells and equipment including the trench mortar cannon.

An observation balloon destroyed

An observation balloon destroyed

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