Frank Swannell Diaries: Part I
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Reuter Despatch states that Germany now admits to having lost 43 submarines since the beginning of the war
Our patrols are still very active. A scouting party left trench 130 & proceeded to U8d58 where it was found the enemy are planting small land mines which explode on contact. These mines are very cunningly concealed, being placed in a small hole and covered over with leaves & grass, matting them very difficult to detect. A mine of the above nature was exploded by one of our patrols, leaving a crater 4' deep & 8' in diameter. Subsequently an officers patrol found a grenade with a trip- wire attached.