Item 02: James William Dains diary, 25 June 1917-2 March 1918 - Page 80
fagged The weather keeps fine but dull & the roads muddy.
War affairs. In Palestine the British are within 12 miles of Joppa & have cut the railway from Joppa to Jerusalem. The Germans & Austrians are not making much progress in Italy just now though they are but 12 miles away from Venice.
The Germans have shelled Passcheandale terribly & have made several determined attacks but so far without success. Kerensky is reported to have reached Petrograd & to be getting the upper hand
Australia is to have a referendum for conscription before Xmas
Left Elnes at 9 oclock & came