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insisted on his being on one of the ward beds until the color came back into his lips. The poor boy has been under lots of strain & has not had much sleep or food. He has ben working in the very first trenches removing dead & injured. He has been in Dunkirk all during the shelling. The big German guns are miles back of their own trenches & they shoot over both lines into Dunkirk. They are obliged to shoot very high to reach so distant a mark. The shells are higher than a man & they fall from a height of about 6 miles [almost] perpendicularly having lost their inertia. There is a constant rattle of artillery. There is no infantry ingagement because the [year?] lies between the lines 7 to cross it is fatal. The report of the big guns is heard in Dunkirk, as a huge shock compared to the constant booming of the small guns. The German shoots very accurately