Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. I (25 April 1915 to 14 January 1916)

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Very busy scene on Beach - rather amusing to hear "Middys" from ships swearing at one another in reference to their Jobs. Some of them are mere children but they do their work splendidly. Inspected 3rd Bd. on right of our line, gave directions about improving emplacements & lowering Pits Floors. Huge shells falling near Battle Ships from direction of MAIDOS fortunately none effective. Water from splashes rising as high as ship's masts. The stream of wounded to Beach Hospital continues. Some have most ghastly wounds, but heard no moaning no complaint. Thursday Apl. 29th Last night cold & wet intermittent Rifle fire all night & some shell [Page] 8