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omelette with coffee & cognac at a cottage – Very cold at night for sleeping in the open now.

next day left at 8 a.m. passed through Amiens & after pushing on reached this Billet at Belle Vue farm at 9 p.m. dead beat men & horses the latter especially as the column had got no oats with them & our horses had nothing since 6 a.m.

Oct 26
Went this morning with the limber to draw Rations – The dump is at Fricourt then one of the villages captured in the first push of July 1 Now about 3 or 4 miles behind the line Shows how we have advanced since then – Everything a sea

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