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and the flashes from the guns together with the coloured flare and rocket signals gave quite a "4th July" effect to the grim scene.

Tues. 9th July
Yesterday I managed to get away from the A.D.S. for a day collecting drugs & medical stores from the Base Depot. It was a pretty warm day although we did not notice it so much on the Ambulance, on which we ran through village after village, getting further & further away from the line. The country looked very fine – numerous fields covered with ripe wheat and others one mass of flowers of different colours blue, red, white, pink & yellow - the pretty wild poppy being much in evidence. The villages further back were full of civilians, many of them refugees from evacuated

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