Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 71
One can keep clean down here on this clean sand and as for ones clothes, it is literally possibly to wear one shirt almost ad infinitum. I really cannot complain if hardships this summer; compared with last summer this has been a picnic. None of those horrible rides all night followed by a blazing day spent trekking over interminable sand while one's water gets lower & lower, lips crack & mouths begins to feel like the exhaust pipe of a twin cylinder Indian motor bike.