May 31. Drill now takes the form of practise stunts, or attacks. We are organised either as a platoon or Company & at the given signal, go through the process of taking an imaginary trench with fixed bayonets etc.
Evening kindly granted me a few quiet hours in the Y.M.C.A. writing room.
We spent the day in the fields in order to see a demonstration trench-mortar barrage.
It is said that the Americans have an enormous class of gun ready for use in France. Its shell will kill anything within 8 miles of the burst & the recoil of the gun will bring up provisions for the troops.
June 2 Alan, Ron, Norman & "Bindy" spend the day at Amiens.