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August 1917
continued Hazebrouck & did a fair amount of damage. A lot of the Civilians were killed and a number of houses wrecked. Since he started the inhabitants have been leaving the town in great numbers & going to the smaller surrounding villages. Ambulances with wounded, both civil & military, have been passing us all day, on their way to the hospital.
10th Fritz was shelling Hazebrouck again to-day, causing a great deal amount of damage. We fell in on parade in "full marching order" for a route march but on account of the rain it was postponed, & we did some squad drill etc. The party of 6 men returned from the musketry school at Lumbres after a 5 days course.

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