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Gas! Gas! Gas! I am a front line soldier. I was with a mate sitting at the bottom of the parapet

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Gas! Gas! Gas! I am a front line soldier. I was with a mate sitting at the bottom of the parapet. My mate took out his damp cigarette. He managed to have a smoke, but I couldn't. I just couldn't take the smell of blood, mud and rats. I could not have a peaceful smoke. The smell was always there. It did not go at all. I always fell sick and could not stand it at all. The weather was finally clear and nice and bright after so many days. Our mood changed dramatically from upset and sad to happy and cheerful. I was hoping nothing horrible and disgusting will happen today. ...read more.

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We all slowly climbed over the large trench. We all started to walk slowly altogether in a straight line and parallel across a large barren land called No Mans Land. There was still no attacks made on us and no one was down on the floor blown into pieces. We were wondering why it was so quiet and calm. Did they want peace on this day as it was a very bright and warm sunny day? We are still half way up to No Mans Land and still no attack. We kept on going. There were a few little smiles on our faces. We started to run. We knew victory would be ours. What is going on, still no attack. Our smile started to grow. We could smell the glorious victory. ...read more.

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I heard slight fizzing noises coming from his eyes. He was coughing. He was coughing out blood. Then some sort of organ. I cried out loud, "no........no...........no" I looked everywhere at every other soldier on the field. The same thing was happening to everyone else. What such horrible image. Could this be hell? Hell which god has chucked us in, to be punished. I knew it. This is my final few seconds of my life to think about my family I have left behind for this war and now for the rest of my life. How could I be so stupid? Why did I join the army, why, why, why. Is this what life is all about. Was this what was planed for my whole life time by god. Why did I join, why, why, why. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ali Iayaz English coursework Mr Dowty ...read more.

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