Read today's entry from Harry Gissing's 1914-18 war diaries

March 17, 1917

​Last few days very little doing, notwithstanding a few hop overs in our sector. In only one instance was opposition met and even then it was very little, we move forward now every day; and rumour has it that we already have Bapaume. Most startling news was Russia’s revolution, another illustration of how the people are blinded to real happenings. ‘Tis to be hoped that the dinkum war party are in power. Received orders suddenly to-day to close down our station and move a couple of miles further ahead, a good indication of the advance.

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