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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Diary Entry - 21st April, 1917

Walford: Saturday, brighter weather seems to be setting in. Bailley shoots at zero house again. I remain at guns. The Hun pitched a good many shells in front of the battery on the crest but never searched over it. There was great activity in the air, the Bosch coming over and sinking two of our old observing machines. This annoyed our squadron of Meuport[?] scouts, whereupon they went over the Bosche lines and sank two Huns very prettily. A little later one was brought down by shell fire from a great height over our lines and it glided over the battery very low, just landing in its own territory. Bosch seems to use tracer bullets as he sets most of our machines on fire and it is cruel to see the airmen jump out of the flames.

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