King diary, 1 April-31 August 1917 / James Clive Selwyn King - Page 39

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had before retiring. Today went for a bath – but no not a bath – each man had about 3 pts. of water dirty at that to bath in. Afterwards we were issued with "clean" clothes. I refused to take mine because it contained more energy than the one I wore. In the Pied Piper of Hamblin they write of rats, but Hamblin I think was far behind us both for rats & I am sure for chats. Chats why they carry one out nearly.

Ever since we were in the German dug outs under the railway embankment

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