There were no trees, just mud, mud like porridge with too much milk. If a man was shot ... and he fell in the mud, I'm sure he would die. A man could drown in the mud of Vimy.
Name: PAUL METIVIER
Served: British Army
Conflict: World War I (The Great War) 1914-18
Paul Metivier at the 83rd anniversary ceremony of the Armistice, in Ottawa, Canada, 2001