Item 02: James William Dains diary, 25 June 1917-2 March 1918 - Page 39

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Sunday Sept 16th
We left Ottowa Camp Ooderdene today at 8 oclock & marched to Dickebush huts, a couple of miles up. The traffic is tremendous on the main roads. We passed a tank on the way & another was standing near our camp I had a good look at it and both inside & outside. The effect of their first appearance mush have been a terrific surprise for the bosh.
Our huts are in a clump of hills. Fifteen German planes flew overhead this morning, and tonight the German Guns were shelling round about us.
I was not able to have a parade this morning, but I had

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