Item 02: Charles Hargreaves diary, 6 February 1916-23 March 1918 - Page 126
Oct 6 (Saturday) Dickebush
have been up here the last 4 days & am
kept taking up the rations to our advanced headquarters in Ypres. it must have been a beautiful old town but now after three years of artillery fire is just a mass of debris.
I pass through the Lille Gate
and between the solid old ramparts of the town which still stand though bearing the marks of many shells & across the moat upon which I noticed swimming serenely amidst all the noise of traffic & of our guns – two swans swim