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GWL 12th February 1916

I have been riding all over the country for the last four or five days and have not been able to write.  I got a wire at 4 in the morning and then the fun began.   103 more words

WW1Letters

17 January 1916

Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Monday.  The French troops are still passing through the village. We worked on “gun-mounting” this morning & this afternoon went for routemarch at the new rate of 2 miles per hour. 37 more words

14 January 1916

Extract from the war diary of Lt Charles Brockbank, 1st Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Friday.  On the guns all today & then Corpl. Birkenhead came round again like last night. 44 more words

S.L.A.P Rounds

**Saboted Light Armor Penetrator**

The Saboted light armor penetrator or SLAP round is made for penetrating higher-level armor that normal armor-piercing rounds cannot get through. It has a polymer sabot (sometimes called a shoe) which allows the use of the tungsten carbide penetrator which is smaller than the original bore. 209 more words

The Voice of the Lord...

…strips the forest bare.

That was the psalm for this morning, and the lectionary certainly got it right. It has been blowing a gale all day long, rattling the windows and generally acting as if it might be March instead of January. 165 more words

1 January 1916

Extract from the diary of Lt B H Gregg, 5th Bn, 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment

Sat. Machine Guns, tripods & accessories despatched to Ordnance. Filled Lewis Gun magazine. 27 more words