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orders at 15 minutes notice, and after 3½ hours marching we came to a village called Cachy. We passed through a large town called Corbie which was evacuated by the civilians and occupied by Australian & Tommy troops, and in one place the smell of spilt Champagne whisky etc gave one the impression that a distillery had broken loose. We were billeted in Cachy for the night, no more than 4 or 5 kilos from the bosch.

30th The first thing we heard this morning was that some prisoners gave information that the Germans were advancing

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