Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday 23rd July 1940

Continuing – I only stopped to draw the line above and enter today's date – things have not been so good since this morning, when we left the farm. We dug-in and have remained here all day in the midst of a barren waste. There's been no protection from the sun, we are all very dirty and very tired. Shortage of water and no food except for the haversack rations (one sandwich and awful biscuits) since 6a.m.

However things are altering shortly. It's 8:15 now, the ration lorry is on it's way and we'll be moving soon to a “battle position” about a mile away. More work – in the dark! - before we settle down. Ah well! I'll have a cigarette meanwhile!


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