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Friday, 4 January 2013

Diary Entry - 4th January, 1918

There was great heat in the morning about the guns opening so late and apparently an old Corps General was in the trenches at the time and became rather heated about it all. Anyway, it is rumoured that the Hun took all our posts. The Major waits till two for the relieving OC but as he had to catch a train at Bapaume to go on the BC's course to England left me to hand over. The relieving Captain and his subalterns arrived at three p.m. and did not seem very enthusiastic about anything. They never expressed any pleasure, taking over such a good position, so, as soon as Lambkin had come down from the OP, we set off for the wagon lines, eventually getting a good lift down on a motor lorry.

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