Item 01: Sydney B. Young war diary, 13 May-24 July 1916 - Page 91

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In a little village called Figheldean (and by the locals Fiddle-de-de) is a large chestnut tree and underneath is a blacksmith's shop.
This is supposed to be the original of the Longfellow's poem, "Under a Spreading chestnut tree" and certainly it looks the part.
Aeroplanes are as common a sight here as motor cars over our way. It is nothing to se 3 or 4 fluttering over our heads at once.

15th Went to Durrington

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