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A couple also alighted about the same time. On arriving in the town I rode into the Place Victor Hugo & seeing a small restaurant went in & took a seat between two French soldiers where I soon set to work on a good feed. Then went round to Base Headquarters (old French barracks) & had a wash & a brush-up. From here I proceeded to the Grande Place, past the Town Hall into the pretty Public Gardens which presented quite an animated appearance – British, French & Australian soldiers as well as civilians. I ran up against a couple of French Scouts here & after introducing myself to them went for a stroll with them through the Gardens. My time being extremely limited I soon had to say "au revoir" & after buying a supply of postcards set out about 4 30 pm on the 33 mile run back to camp. St. Omer has

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