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remaining, all troops evacuated, our battalion making a beeline for a wood close by where we took up a position. All day long the Bosch dropped shells into Cachy, but our troops kept him back and his stunt was a failure.
Owing to the shellfire it was raining pretty heavily so we made a tent out of our two waterproofs, lined it with straw from an adjacent haystack, caught the rain of the roof in dixies, and made tea, and lay back in comfort & enjoyed it.
At 4 p.m. the band were placed with the reserves and sent back to Blangy Tronville, a usual one-

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