King diary, 1 April-31 August 1917 / James Clive Selwyn King - Page 14

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to take any risks for a night's sleep.

Snow falls heavily & all the whispering pines of the adjacent woods are covered with fairy flakes of snow, giving a picture of rare beauty. All the fields for miles around are white.

Rested in same "posie" as previous day, rested & enjoyed our rations.

Recd. orders to move down to R.A.P. of 3rd Batt. Arrived there – "nothing doing" so spent day in "digging in" & making a comfortable home – finished at dark & were having tea when orders came to move off in 10 min. Proceeded under cover of darkness to a chalk pit 200 yds. behind our front line, "dug in" & spent a quiet night.

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