Monday 4th January 1915: A signaller in the 1st
tells us: “The trenches are terrible – up to one’s neck in mud and water. It’s
terribly hard for the troops, but I can assure you they will stick it well. All
the same they are nearly all done in”. Bedfords
“It seems impossible for us to advance on account of the ground. If we gain a few yards we think we have done marvellously well and you would say so, too, if you could only see it for yourself. The weather is still bad and all the roads are cut up”.
14th January 1915