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This set fire to the latter which soon fell to the ground- the observer was I am afraid burnt to death. The occupants of the Second balloon seeing their comrades fall activated their parachutes and left their balloon which was soon hurting to the ground a Blazing mess. Then the audacious Fritz flew back to his line at an altitude of about 6oo feet, Machine guns, anti aircraft and rifles were turned on him but he got away safe, although a German he was a brave man.
4th Rain and Sleet. Some bombardment is in progress. Shells of all calibre are hurtling into Fritz lines. Everything is in uproar
9th Terrific bombardment is in progress-1pm Fritz

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