The Escape

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I could hear the rattle of gunfire over my head. Lying in a trench, the snow behind me exploded as bullets ricocheted off it. I looked to my right and saw four other remaining soldiers. Three of them were huddled together, looking at something out of my view. The other was further away from us, trying to stay alive.

 

Suddenly, I saw a grenade fly in, straight towards the huddled group. Before I could open my mouth, it detonated. I felt the shockwave from ten metres away. Snow and mud flew towards me and a tear welled in my eye. Where there were three men before, there was now a crater.

 

As the scene settled, I looked across and saw that the soldier sitting at the other end of the trench was still alive. I looked into his face and saw the look of horror as bullets continued to fly over our heads. As we stared at each other, we simultaneously realised that we would not make it out alive. 

 

Ever since the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour, Roosevelt had been after everyone to retaliate. I had been sent to Germany for this? I thought about my family, who were hundreds of miles away but I was brought back to reality as a bullet narrowly missed my head.

 

I had to run towards the trees; it was my only way out. I was already tired before we got to the trench, which was after a gruelling day’s trek. I signalled to the other soldier, whose name was Ron, to follow me. Ron was new, so I didn’t expect him to do much. It was sad he was going to die so young.

 

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