Extract from a diary 'The Ypres Sector' by Lieutenant Harris.
Extract from a diary ‘The Ypres Sector’ by Lieutenant Harris. Lt Harris talks about his three and a half years service in France and Belgium which was spent marching to and from the front line trenches. He states that he was never actually hit by shot or shell in his period of service but describes the extent of his injuries as a bruised wrist when a piece of shrapnel pierced his overcoat and khaki jacket to flatten his wrist watch and another tiny piece pierced his head and which at the time of writing he believed to be nestling somewhere in his brain. At the end of the excerpt he is wondering at his luck and he says that he had ‘some marvellous escapes of the sort which makes one wonder about the hand of Fate’. His also says that he will write more of incidental escapes.