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cartridge to prevent anyone rushing the boats.
From to-day a special guard of 80 is posted on the boat deck with rifles and 5 rounds of ammunition to look out for periscopes of submarines or floating mines.
We are in the danger zone now and the "Swiftsure" crosses all round us.
To night is the first real twilight I have seen. At 8 o'clock it is nearly as light as day.
Yesterday they were trying our stern gun. We made sure we had struck a mine.

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