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

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X There is an immense amt of Gun & other munitions all over this area which we have captured which is a source of great danger to us as a good deal of it is gas shell & some has already gone up & caused a good deal of anxiety & inconvenience X There are some fine fat Boche cemeteries all over this area that show he has suffered severely while he has been facing the Aust Corps this last 4 months, especially last 24th Apl. Our burying parties have buried over 1000 Boche dead this last few days in addition to the many buried immediately after the late battles. August 21st Foggy early, fine day very hot afternoon better vis Good deal of shelling in forward zones & burning dump at LA FLAQUE. In morning engaged chiefly in completing list of honors & rewards At 2.30 p.m. attended conference at CORBIE at which the Corps Comdr presided to make final arrangements in connection with operation on 23rd inst for taking ground south of CHOIGNOLLES & CHOIGNIES. X Splended news of new french operation W of SOISSONS. over 10000 Boches & many guns captured. also of III Army advance N of ALBERT AMIENS Road. Augst 22nd Fine hot day, indiff vis The night was fairly quiet. Our 8th Bde was relieved by 3rd Bde. & also 2? 5? Bns of Each 14th & 15 Bdes by 1st & 2nd Bdes. Our 3rd Div engaged in an operation just N of the SOMME with III Corps this morning which appears to be going well. Later about 200 prisoners captured & all objectives gained. unfortunately however the 47th Brit. Div on left of 3rd Aust Div driven back to Brown line leaving 3rd flank in air which was however made good by them. In Afternoon visited 8th Infy. Aust 49.