Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 73

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gaping hole in the centre of this expanse of turf with still another by the pathway. This suddenly brought back to me the fact that we were at war and that an enemy plane had dropped these two bombs a few days ago. Better that he should drop them here in this little nature's paradise than in a camp full of men in the prime of life. Providence!
The Australians are barring the Germans' way to Amiens. We are the connecting like link between the British & French forces and on our right is the Foreign Legion. The papers, both French & English, have been dealing out plenty of praise to the Australians during the past few days. The Americans are beginning to arrive slowly but surely. There is a company of their Engineers

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