Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 78

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attractions of heaven, "there was no more sea". On the other hand the ocean seems so glorious & so wonderful & so sublime to me that I prefer to think of the 'crystal sea' upon whose shores His beloved will one day rejoice. The sea has a tremendous attraction for me now, & I revel in watching it as the hours go by.

Dec 1
Private Battle, above mentioned (on P30) held the inaugural performance of the 19th Battn Band. He got one of the seamen to rig up a bass drum, which consisted of a small keg with canvas sretched over the ends. The other instruments are as numerous & various as are our dixies

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