Saturday 17 June 2017

Pipsqueaks Bother No One

Sunday 17th June 1917

Everything has continued very quiet for 1st/5th Battalion in support south of Gaza. Most days about four shells, which the troops nickname “pipsqueaks”, of about fifteen pounder field gun calibre are sent over Flint Redoubt and one or two near Welch Redoubt, but so far no one has been hit by their shrapnel. During the hours of darkness a certain number of "overs" come near Battalion Headquarters bivouacs, but these are less frequent and barricades of sandbags together with an order issued to keep men not on duty in their bivouacs, have prevented any more casualties.

Source: X550/6/8

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