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

March 21, 1917

Everything very quiet, the tide of battle having passed us by. Things dead slow as all wounded are being evacuated by another route, we only having a few sick to attend to. ‘Tis very annoying to be left behind in this way out of things, but to-morrow I am going for a trip up as far as I can get to have a look at the new country.

Managed to get a paper to-day which told me a little concerning the great retirement but ‘tis evident they do not know yet how far the huns have gone back. Truly it must be an extraordinary experience for the people of the various towns to receive the British and French troops after being under the Germans for over two years.

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