Item 04: John Duncan McRae diary, 6 May-18 September 1917 - Page 91

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valleys looked extremely picturesque.

In the evening, more eggs & chips at M. Papillons'.

the Nearly all the lads were very drunk tonight & for a few hours the mirth ran very high in the billet.

Aug. 5. The Brigade turned out for an all-day stunt, which proved not too successful.

Aug. 6. The Brigade Stunt was repeated to-day. I was on the Village Picquet till 10 tonight.

Aug. 7. We returned to Arques today, marching, in all, about 28 Kilometres.

Aug. 8. A parade was called for today, and we were marched to a lake near by & had a fine swim in it. The fact that bathing-pants were lacking did not embarrass us in the slightest, indeed it added to the pleasure of the swim.

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