McMaster University’s Own Soldier Poet: Bernard Trotter
Trotter, Bernard Freeman
10 January 1917
McMaster University Libraries
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Jan. 10. 1917
Yesterday, for the first time, I was actually in the front line trenches, about a hundred yards from the Bosch. He was obligingly very quiet. I am not with my own company, having been loaned to another for a few days, but I expect we shall be changing over in the few days, so I shall probably be staying here for a time. It's not a bad place considering the time it has been exposed to shell-fire. Of course the Germans don't shell it all the time. There are too many places just about like it along the front; and they haven't