Item 02: James William Dains diary, 25 June 1917-2 March 1918 - Page 76

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we left. I came down on a Motor Lorry. Between Ypres & Hamalinge a squadron of German planes came over and were flying low. They dropped a bomb quite close to our Lorry. He quickened pace, a second bomb fell 5 yards behind the Lorry, but fortunately was a dud. It fell right in the middle of the road. A third fell, a little behind & the explosion was terrific but we escaped without disaster. Waggons with galloping horses tore down the road. Men ran for cover everywhere, but being in a lorry travelling one had to sit tight.
We went into Camp near Ouderdown. Bombed again last

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