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bitterly cold. The water and food freezes, the bread is like iron, the first time we ever tasted frozen bread and I dont want to taste too much of it, guess there will be plenty of frostbite when we hit the line, if this weather lasts. Got two letters from Mum & one from Maud last night, this Mauds a character though.
26.1.17 In huts at Basentin. Marched here this morning, Got wise to a coal dump as soon as we landed and put our frames in with a fatigue party and collected 3 bags of coal, and we
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