20 August 1916

Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, Machine Gun Corps

charles brockbank

Sunday.  Went out to the Training ground to see the Flammenwerfer in action. This sprays a flame of vaporised paraffin 25 yards & continues for about a minute. It is not so terrible as I imagined but is quite bad enough. Swotted up Morse on the buzzer again.

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