marched toward it, singing & whistling Nevertheless it was thought wise to divert our course to skirt the town instead of passing through it. At the Cross roads General Birdwood & Gen Walker watched the Batt. pass by.
We reached our destination in the neighbourhood of Grand Sec Bois about midday, having done about 10 miles only one man who was sick fell out.
Friday Aug 10th
Last night or early this morning, I was awakened by heavy bombardment & later heard a plane overhead which proved to be a German the Searchlights found it & the Anti aircraft batteries fired furiously. He stayed about for some time then went away. Today is dull & fresh