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August 1917
17th We went for a route march to Blaringhem where we had a little practice on "bridge reconoisence" and returned after lunch.
18th I have been granted leave to-day & a couple of us went into Aire, a large village on the Neuff-Fosse Canall. We rode on bikes & spent an enjoyable day there.
There are a great number of Portuguese soldiers in the town & I understand it is their Head-quarters.
A few Fritz aeroplanes came over during the night but did practically no damage.
19th Sunday After a little squad drill and a lecture, given by the doctor, we had the rest of the day off. The weather still continues fine & most of the

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