27 September 1916

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

charles brockbank

Wednesday.  The attack on THIEPVAL has begun in earnest, it is a most terrible sight. Only one gun firing but we got through 8,000 rounds during the day. The Brigade are pleased, as the Company fired 140,000 rounds during the day.

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