Item 02: Sydney B. Young war diary, 24 July-14 October 1916 - Page 62

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the trees as gentlemen should. The empty salmon tins around tell of the good time we have been having Er – "Pass the Cigars Orderly" We then spent the morning writing letters, playing cards etc. until it was time to play the troops back.

Flying through the air is something like sailing on the water. There are what are called pockets of air or air waves and when the planes pass over them they lift considerably as a ship does passing over a wave.

9th 150 men out of each battalion throughout the division were sent over to France

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