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September 1917
19th There has been a fairly heavy bombardment going on at intervals during the day & to-night as well as last night. This afternoon I took the C.R.E. (Col. Carey) down to the supports & showed him around the country, & returned through Ypres. All the 1st & 2nd Divisions have come up & have taken over from the Tommies. We are expecting a "hop-over" early in the morning.
20th The heavy bombardment started early this morning (about 1 AM) & continued during the whole day, increasing & subsiding alternately.
The lads "hopped-over" this morning at daylight & the Tommies on our right & left at about the same time, on a front of 14 miles.
Large batches of prisoners have been passing us all day & I have seen over a thousand of them, many

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