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Frank Swannell Diaries: Part I

Diaries of Frank Cyril Swannell Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0392 - Box 1, Volume 4-5

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BC Archives MS-0392 Box 1 Volume 4 / FRANK SWANNELL PAPERS / Diary and enclosures, 1915

Saturday October 23rd 1915

French Front - Germans are bombarding very vigourously the position which the French won during the great Champagne Advance. Givenchy + Souchez regions again the scene of a German offensive, which has been repulsed. Canadian Front: the enemy indulged in a fair amount of bombing yesterday, trench Mortar Bombs "Sausage" variety + rifle-grenade most frequent. A mine was successfully exploded by us West of Wytschaete. At 4.05 the enemy was further disturbed by one of his own shells falling into his trenches near Wytschaete causing a lot of shouting. Submarine Warfare - The Germans are doing their utmost to avenge their recent losses in the Gulf of Bothnia. They are reported to have succeeded in damaging one submarine in the Baltic. It was Swedish.

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