Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 52
On arrival at Louvencourt we found the village full of troops belonging to our Division. The personnel of the Ambulance went into billets in the schoolroom and a few surrounding houses. Vague rumours keep reaching us; some are reassuring, others are just the opposite. We have seen no papers since Sunday when the Germans had advanced as far as Bapaume.
29th March (Good Friday)
To-day has cleared up although there is a cool breeze blowing – reminds me of the weather we experienced at Marseilles on arrival from Egypt exactly two years ago. We are ready to move off again at a moment's notice but no orders have yet been received. There are still some civilians in the village; they don't know how things