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

February 11, 1918

Had great difficulty in getting up as I have never felt worse. Heavy cold with neuralgia pains etc. However got up about 9 and could not do breakfast, began to feel better towards evening. At night 5 machine gun officers, Stevens and 3 of our officers with the aforementioned tommy visited us in our mess and we had a great musical evening with piano, dulcephone, clarionet and flute with card tricks as a side line. I stuck it until 10 o’clock when my neuralgia drove me to bed.


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