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Sunday, 2 December 2012

Diary Entry - 2nd December, 1917

Began to rain late on Saturday night and continued heavily all night. We had rather a damp sleep as a bivouac cover we had over the entrance formed itself into a tank and came down with a rush early in the morning. It proved rather nerve wracking to me as I had been expecting the wall of the trench to fall in on us as it was taking a great deal too much weight. We all had to register a spoil heap just this side of the Cambrai road as the infantry allowed the Hun to walk over and collar it at dusk the night before. As is usually the way, our people suddenly realised they wanted to keep it, so we had to register and be prepared to put down a barrage.

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