Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 52

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of negroes who speak English as their mother tongue & are all well educated, which I think is a mistake.
I prefer a native who is a native to a native who thinks he is a white man. Anyway one of these charming people shot his officer dead while he slept & got away himself plus a rifle & ammunition & sniped at all who followed him. The next day search parties were sent out but failed to find him. The day after that he was found dead

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