2nd November (1918)

Medical inspection in morning – given Vaseline and eucalyptus to sniff up our snouts – weather dismal.  Supposed to be out clearing-up, but as our den remains yet undiscovered we do nothing but stoke up the fire.  There has been hot fighting hereabouts.  All object to the idea of being casualtied during the last phase of the war.

Big drove of 1,000 prisoners brought past as we were lining up for tea.

IWM (Q 9355) Battle of St Quentin Canal, prisoners in clearing depot, Abbeville, 2nd October 1918

[Image: Battle of the St Quentin Canal (Saint-Quentin). Prisoners in a Clearing Depot, Abbeville, 2nd October 1918. IWM (Q 9355)]