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August 1917
6th I have had leave to-day & went to St. Omer, a large town about 12 miles from here. We had to go to Hazebrouck to catch the train & had a good look around there before it left. St Omer, although a large place is not very attractive, but the gardens there are very beautiful.
7th To-day we have been doing some "barrel-piering," & made a couple of "Flying-foxes" during the afternoon.
8th We had a 5 mile route march this morning, & finished up with squad drill in the afternoon.
9th Some of Fritz's planes were over last night & several bombs were dropped in the neighbourhood. A few civilians were killed, but little other damage was done. To-day, he shelled

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