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the phone soon after dinner to allow the Sigs go on the swimming parade; An enemy plane came right over the camp just before sundown this afternoon our gunner put shells all around him & we thought he was hit but he swerved to the right, & continued his flight with shells bursting very close he is the gamest enemy plane I have yet seen. Two respirators per man is being issued to the men in the front line & men from each Regt I reported to D.H.Q. yesterday for gas instruction; We are to use gas shells in the coming attack & we are told that it only takes one or two sniffs of the gas used to settle a man, & as the wind always blows from the Turks to our position there is a danger of some of us suffering

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