WAR DIARY of AA Laporte Payne 18 June 1917

WAR DIARY of AA Laporte Payne 18 June 1917

 

Extracted from

 

Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda

Correspondence

 

June 18 1917.

We are still as busy as ever. Moving forward is not easy.  Telephone lines have to be laid afresh, and as there is no time, and no facilities for burying the cable, the lines get badly cut by shell fire, and the linesmen are out all day and night mending them.  The Boche is not taking his defeat lying down by any means, and now he is doing a lot of counter-battery work, which does a lot of damage.  It is hot here in more senses than one.

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