Over the top with the 25th

Chronicle of events at Vimy Ridge and Courcellette

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Author: R. Lewis
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,146 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 74.8
LoC Categories: U, CT
Downloads: 701
Added to site: 2008.10.16
mnybks.net#: 22398
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: War, Biography
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from September 15th until sometime in February. We were never in anything big here for it was winter time and we had all our work cut out in repairing and rebuilding trenches. Now I have made mention of the fact that we came out for a rest, but that does not mean to say that we didn't work, for whilst we were resting we figured in many working parties. We all learned to believe that

Our section was the best in the Platoon Our Platoon the best in the Company, Our Company the best in the Battalion, Our Battalion the best in the Brigade, Our Brigade the best in the Division, Our Division the best in the Corps, Our Corps the best in the Army, And that the British were the best in the world.

Our old Colonel would have concerts and lectures arranged for us when we went to rest, and on Christmas day we had quite a big dinner, thanks to the people at home who helped by sending us quite a lot of nice things.

As you might know we had quite a lot of Cape Breton boys. They were needed to do some min

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