A fella can drown

Aye well there’s the mud, the water. You know, in your trench here if it rains it fills up with water. There are drainage systems here but er, they often get clogged up. You know and you’ve got duck boards to walk on, those little wooden planks but they often break cos they get soaked through. You know and you could be ankle deep in water, knee deep sometimes. You know we have shell holes, you know this whole ground here that you see behind me has been fought over for about three years. All the earth has been churned up in big piles, you know, those shell holes fill up with water. You know a fella can drown in those. Take one step off the road he’s in and er, might never come out again. It’s quite terrifying thinking you might drown in mud and all that’s in the shell hole with you.