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are going; no newspapers have arrived since the attack commenced. We know that the enemy has now taken Albert, Dernancourt, Mericourt so that he cannot be too far away.

30th March (Sat.)
During last night the enemy from his new advanced positions fired a number of shells into our village with not a single casualty. (Louvencourt is crowded with our chaps & the civilians are clearing out rapidly.) One shell lobbed in the roadway 50 yards to the right of our billets but fortunately did not burst. Various other whizzbangs fell near us and in various parts of the village.
The day has been wet & miserable. The battalions in the village marched out during the evening to take up forward positions. Our Division has been attached to the 10th

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