Item 05: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January-31 December 1918 - Page 70
Sund. 5th May
On Friday the weather suddenly changed and we had a hot sunny day. Yesterday and to-day have both been mild with a few showers of rain. The trees and shrubs are rapidly bursting forth into leaf and I think summer has come to stay. The change in the countryside is remarkable – everything is beginning to look so pretty & green. Fritz hasn't done much damage about here yet. He put a few shells into Daours last night. Sooner or later I think he will shell us out of the place.
We have put through a lot of cases lately – from noon 23rd April to noon 28th (5 days) no less than 1629 sick, gassed & wounded.