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

August 9, 1917

Orderly Sgt. Orders came out the night before, reveille at 6, breakfast 6.30, so I was out at 5.30 fixing things up. Everything OK and men got away by 7.30. Had a sing-song last night, impromptu and successful. More rain. The training as carried out is rather thorough, crops and such obstacles not being troubled about if they come in the way of the men, the owners no doubt putting in a claim for the damage.

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