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In the afternoon I went for a walk along the canal to Renescure, 5 Kilos away & after buying a few cards & a cup of tea, returned to camp.

Aug. 9. The Battalion went through a stunt this morning which consisted in advancing through a wood in scouting order. After lunch we had another swim.

Aug. 10. More wood-stunts, scouting & skirmishing etc.

In the evening Norman & I walked in to St. Omer, 5 Kilos each way.

Aug. 11. I went on leave to St. Omer today from 9 A.M. to 8 P.M. Not being interested in the Estaminets etc, I wandered all round the city, up the main streets, down the lanes, along the canal banks, & in fact everywhere imaginable. The town is of a fair size & can boost of a fine cathedral and several large churches. The cathedral has a magnificent pipe-organ, the richest in design

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