Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 64
looters are in a disgraceful condition, sheer wanton distruction in many cases.
Mond. 29 April
Fritz is pushing hard up north and has taken Kemmel Hill and Dranoutre from the British & French allied forces. The French have rushed up large numbers of troops & plenty of guns to aid the British in Flanders.
We, of course, are still down on the Somme. As far as I can make out the 13th Aust. Brigade is on the right of
the our Division and on the right of the 13th is the world famous French Foreign Legion. Australians & Foreign Legion evidently are the connecting link between British & French, a link that the enemy is trying hard to break. He has made continued attacks on Hangard on the right of Villers Bretonneux. These two villages bar the