Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. II (14 January 1916 to 31 January 1917)

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At Anzac. Gen B. asks Bomber if bombs are all right. A. No. b. good, they light & then when you throw them go out. to show he is right immediately lights fuse of bomb & throws on ground bomb explodes. Splinter pierces. Generals leggins. Bomb. Well! That's the first B. that's gone off.


At SAILLY. A certain W. O. writing to a french Girl in Paris with whom he had become acquainted endeavored in french to tell her he had had a narrow escape from a shell some days ago. On taking his letter to Mesour Richards, our interpreter it was found that he really had informed the lady. "The other day I had a baby & died"


Medium trench Mortar Batts, known as "The Suicide Club".


A Soldier's Will - £200 left to Mother in law when she reaches 100 -.


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