Huns open up with all kinds of hell on our left section. 5.9s, 4.1s, trench mortar and rifle fire.
Lt. Gleam pays a visit to our dugout and stays till 1:30 am.
*5.9s and 4.1s refer to the bore size of German guns. The 5.9 was a howitzer with a 5.9” bore used by the Germans in WWI and the beginning of WWII. The 5.9s were particularly loathed as they were fitted with so–called ‘instantaneous’ fuses that burst before they hit the ground, scattering fragments travelling at the speed of a bullet for metres around. (www.ww1westernfront.gov.au)