June 11, 1918
Inoculated this morning with T.A.B. (Paratyphoid) it being 12 months since our last prick. Later on decided to take the day off and go to see some renowned caves at Naours about 8 miles away. Set off about 11 o’clock with the W.O. and T.M.S. and walked all the way, having dinner at Villers Bocage, a good omelette of 3 eggs, 3 francs, also some decent beer and coffee.
The Caves were very extensive having innumerable passages, vaults and rooms, all being cut out of limestone. It appeared to me as partly natural and partly the work of man and dates back to early times, but we could not get any literature on the subject. There were two main air shafts and one shaft which was used for a chimney and it was so constructed that the smoke came out through the chimney of a neighbouring cottage, so designed to mislead an enemy.
Various bones, coins and other relics were on view, also monuments placed to commemorate the visits of different geneological societies. Wangled some afternoon tea from some Tommies (2 francs) and it was most welcome as the inoculation was tuning me up. Rested in the shade until about 6 then walked back to Villers-Bocage and had tea. Here we were fortunate enough to pick up a lorry, which took us to within a mile of home so we finished fit. Had a sponge down and turned in feeling well. Weather fine.