Read today's entry from Harry Gissing's 1914-18 war diaries

March 20, 1917

Still hanging on here and waiting for the order to move up to Bapaume for good. During the day I sent up vital necessities such as dressings and comforts for the sick and wounded, and collected an inventory of all stores, etc. at our various outposts, everything now being ready to consolidate our part of the programme. We are only hanging on to these points in case the new evacuating line breaks down, a thing quite possible when ‘tis realised it crosses the old trenches which are fearfully cut up.


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