Scott diary, 23 October 1917-27 May 1918 with letter 5 November 1918 re experiences in France and the Battle of Amiens, 8 August 1918 / John Philipson Scott - Page 5

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3rd Aus. Aux. Hospital

My dear Folks,

In my letter to you yesterday I promised you an account of the Battle of
Amiens which I was in before finally being evacuated through sickness. I will
describe as best I can what I saw, how one feels during the nine days with the Battalion in the great advance commencing on the 8th.August.

Well we had been out of the line for a few days spell - they were only very few: but
at least one had a chance to wash &amp ;cleanup generally & feel more like a civilized being again. One morning after being only on parade an hour or so word came out calling all companies in – our hearts sank within us because everyone knew what it meant again – that this time something very big was in view.
The rest of that day was spent in

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