Sir Joseph John Talbot Hobbs personal diaries, Vol. IV. (June 30, 1918 to November 20, 1918)

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Quiet night. The Boche seems to be demoralized & scuttling back. 3 British prisoners have just come in & state our Air Service has been giving the Boche hell (& he apparently has given our prisoners hell) Gens. Tivey & Elliott reported at D.H.Qs. & stayed to lunch. both their Bdes have done splendid work & are now to have a couple of days rest. also the 14th Bde. In Afternoon rode to midway between VILLERS BRETONNEUX & WAFUSEE to see the Country ahead G.S.O.II with me. Saw the 14th Bde returning to reserve area & visited G.O.C. 14th Bde at DUG OUTS N of Villers Bretonneux. Aftewards (sic) rode over to see supply tanks destroyed (14) near Villers Bretonneux Fair progress seems to have been made in our advance today, but few details available. Augst. 11th Fine day, hazy. The operations by our 10th Bde. does not seem to have been a success Enemy Air Service worried them & a good many other people very severely. They also came under heavy M. G. fire & artillery barrage. In morning visited Troops of 8th Bde. in AUBIGNY system & G.O.C. and Battalion Comders at Conference at 8th Bde H.Qs. AUBIGNY. Then visited G.O.C. 15th Bde at VACQUEMONT. In Afternoon to Conference of Div Comdrs Aust Corps. presided over by G.O.C. corps to receive instructions for future operations. Also met Commander in Chief Sir Henry Watson & G.O.C. 4th Army at same place viz. 1st Aust D.H.Qs at VILLERS BRETONNEUX. Augst. 12th Fine day hazy Fairly quiet night but fighting by 1st & 3rd Aust Divs. some hundreds of prisoners taken & many 43.