Sunday, 26th (May 1918)

In the evening we made two journeys with ammunition.  Saw a dump blown up in the distance, lighting up the sky with an intense flame for a few seconds, accompanied by a dull roar.  Practising for the sports I had entered for the “mule hurdles” but as neither of my hybrids can now be tempted, coaxed, cajoled, beaten or tricked into taking the hurdles, I’ve given them up as a bad job.

IWM (Q 11473) Crater caused by explosion of British ammunition dump at Wardrecques, 19 May 1918

[Image: Crater caused by the explosion of a British ammunition dump at Wardrecques, 19 May 1918. IWM (Q 11473)  Note – this is not the area where Lincoln is deployed]

IWM (Q 11472) Destruction caused by explosion of British ammunition dump Wardrecques, 19 May 1918

[Image: Destruction caused by the explosion of a British ammunition dump at Wardrecques, 19 May 1918. IWM (Q 11472)]