Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. III. (3 February 1917 to 9 May 1918)

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regard to detailing Battery with Division in the Attack & the employment of L.T.Ms. 'X' Nicolay the Chaffeur nearly broke my neck & G.S.O.1 & 2 through nearly running car into a dyke on the way to HOOGRAAF. Saw Gen Cox re Mervyn Sept. 9th Fine day At 8th Bde Exercise in morning new Attack formation. Lecture by C.R.E in afternoon. very busy these days preparing for forthcoming operations. Sept. 10th fine day. In morning went to see 8th Bde practice new attack formation. fairly satisfactory. (at RACQUINING In afternoon at lecture by C.R.E on forward supply communications Sept. 11th fine day. In morning - To see 53rd Bn practice new Attack formation near EBLINGHAM. Gen HOBKIRK present. fairly satisfactory. In Afternoon went to see Gen ELLIOTT Comdg. 15 Infy Bde. then to see the wonderful hydraulic lift [...] at ARCQUES then to see Bgd. Gen WISDOM at RENNESQUERE. [Page] 98