King diary, 1 April-31 August 1917 / James Clive Selwyn King - Page 20

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a dozen times. Were warned of the escape of german prisoners, we encountered what we believe were same disguised, later we armed ourselves with a rifle & bombs (mills) to lessen any risk that there might be.

Got leave of absence & proceeded to Becordel with Bill Roach, passed thro death valley, sausage gully, casualty corner & the other old place where hell reigned on earth.

Polling day on active service, great interest shown by most of the boys.

Sunday afternoon off uneventful till its close.

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