An Evening at the Trenches

July 31, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“Four of us went to the front where the French are. Got a very good view of some German towns and trenches. Ate dinner at a French outpost.”

I can just imagine the conversations in camp: “Hey, what should we do tonight?”

“I know, let’s walk a few miles to the front to see the trenches.”

They really were that close – on this map, “X” marks the spot of Camp Boussat, labeled “Breitfirst” (the name of the mountain). The red dots and circles are Allied trenches and outposts, the blue across the valley are the German positions.


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