August 4, 1918 – Full diary entry:

“Got off guard at 6, slept till 10.

Went on again. We can see the German lines, Lautenbach and the Rhine with the glasses. 

May be here for 20 days. We have a very poor dugout to sleep in.”

A dugout was a hole dug into the side of the trench, providing a little more shelter from rain and artillery fire. I can’t imagine a better illustration of a trench and dugout than this:


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