Item 04: John Duncan McRae diary, 6 May-18 September 1917 - Page 64

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this & dropped to sleep in perfect contentment.

June 30. Too wet for parade. Alan & I took a short walk around the camp. We examined an old aeroplane, a six inch reserve howitzer and a four-wheel drive motor lorry, by way of curiosity. The evening again found our happy family, like sardines, in the tent. Heavy firing continued all night.

July 1 Sunday. Church Parade in the open-air. The day was cold & inclined to be wet & we stayed in the tent most of the time, "arguing the toss" about one thing and another. After tea I went looking for Fritz bullets etc. as souvenirs "de la guerre". There are hundreds of German bullets, shells, bombs, etc etc everywhere & I only wish I had some means of sending them home.

July 2 Drill again, in fact , "interum iterumque"

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