Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 39

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upper deck from which we could see both the officer on the "stage" and the man in the "pit"
After a heavy tea of fresh bread & butter, pickled onions & cheese, which were issued to us, and tinned herrings & more bread, and fancy biscuits, which we bought, and after the heroic efforts at making a noise at the concert, we all turned into our hammocks, tired out but happy, ad unium.

After dolling ourselves up in out tunics and khaki trousers, and polishing up our boots (but not brushing our hair, for we can't) we attended church parade this morning but I was a little disappointed for the chaplain did not seem to make the best of the good opportunity which has been placed

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