This Week’s War: 20

Moon new and very bright. We get sniped all the way up and it’s a much more horrible feeling than in the actual firing line; because one knows that the sniper’s bullet is aimed at a definite object and by a picked marksman, while it’s pot luck if one get’s hit when one is actually up in the firing line. [SPEC S/D42.Y7.M15]

21 December 1914. Diary entry by Bryden McKinnell, Captain 10th (Scottish) Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment, killed in action June 16, 1915. This week’s war: 20.

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