LAUNCH EFFECT

A contemporaneous report of a Chinese Labour Corps camp under bombardment.

[Date of incident referred to is Saturday 29th September, 1917.]

We had been in our tents a couple of hours, when Fritz returned once more, and drop bombs in a camp of Chinese Labour Corps, killing a few and wounding many. Some of the Chinese had the fighting spirit, and shook their fists at the atmosphere, but others were less spirited and carry on rather panicky.

Ian Ronayne,
A Gunner’s War: An Artilleryman’s
Experience in the First World War.

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