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

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They were both very pleased at the excellence of the turn out of Horses, men wagons ambulances Cookers etc. The whole arrangements reflected great credit on Major KING & G.SO II & the committee. May 6th Nice bright day but cold wind The Battle about BULLECOURT is still raging & I expect we shall (I mean the 5th Div yet be drawn into it.) the fighting is of the most desperate nature & both the enemy & ourselves have I think suffered severely the Bosche very severely. Went to see Eye Specialist at AMIENS again this morning. he cannot improve on my glasses but has given me some lotion for my eyes. Had lunch a very good one & at reasonable price at the Hotel de RHIN with Col Hearne & Mervyn then had half an hours stroll about this interesting old Town May 7th Fine day It having been intimated that we may have to relieve the 2nd Aust Div I went this morning with Col Wagstaff G.S.O.1 to see G.O.C. 2nd Aust Div at the Advanced H.Qs at VAULX. I found the situation had much improved during the night & that the 7th Div. had pretty well captured BULLECOURT. I got all the information I could regarding the situation & on the way back called at 1st Anzac A.H.Hs. & saw B.G.G.S. [Page] 42