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1917 Tuesday 10 April

Up at 7.30 a.m. Roll blankets & fix pack. Cold with frequent snow squalls Move off at 10 a.m. on march to Bapaume. Our duck board track thro' High Wood to Factory Corner, Le Barque & Bapaume Road. Blinding snow squalls used to strike us & wind would blow us off duck boards. Struggle into Bapaume, dead beat, soon recover after cup of tea & some bread. We are not to stay here. Still further on 3rd Field removing M.D. Station to village 6 k.m. out of Bapaume on Cambrai Road. Get lift in C.S. waggon that far & proceed to erect tents etc.
Rumours of great victories along the lines at Arras & [indecipherable] .
Heavy casualties in our 1st Brig. last day or two. They capture 2 more villages.

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