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Wednesday 13 June 1917

Last night a terrific bombardment went on on our left. The SKY was bright with Flares & SHELLS bursting – result an important forward position of Johnnie Turkstaken.

"Camels" had a day's sports & Carnival & Concert in the evening. I went & saw Nowell, he's a great man among the English Aristocracy now – LORDS & ragged EARLS, etc: One item a Musical Chairs by mounted Camels was screamingly funny – Camels are riden in a circle, bags on ground at intervals, on the Band stopping, Camels are made to sit on nearest bag.

[The following paragraph crossed through.] BEER night again & many have yet to learn "How much they can carry". Broken noses & more SKIN off the result.

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