August 7, 1918
Parade at 7 a.m. Still no duties. Washed some clothes and wrote letters during the day. At 6 p.m. went on duty giving A.T.S. as the stunt is imminent. Had a very quiet time until about 6 a.m. when they started to come in. All night long thousands of cavalry were passing. First tanks went up, a hundred of them and without ceasing the stream continued. It was an inspiring sight to see such forces going up at a speed to the line, all the crack regiments being included. At 4.30 the stunt started and was wonderfully successful. It was a dull misty morning and the surprise was complete.
Exactly what frontage, we attacked we do not know, but all our divisions are up, also the Canadians and the Tommies and French are included. A wonderful effort indeed, and a worthy finishing effort to this diary. Went off duty at 8.30 feeling fit, not being unduly tired. The whole affair has the Foch touch, and our men are as keen as mustard to be in it, altho' they have had such a long time in the line.
NOTE: End of book seven. Book eight begins tomorrow.