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Sunday, 14 August 2011

Personal Diary Entry: August 14th 1916

Went to divn hd qrs at 4pm to meet the King. Brigadiers & Staffs of the 4th & 29th Divn were there. Everyone was introduced to him, he stayed to tea and cleared off at 4.45. The Prince of Wales was with him. They had an intense bombardment this morning for his benefit on the trenches in front of the Canadians. He is staying at Cassel, which is at the moment (on that account) a prohibited area for all aeroplanes. Yesterday morning one of ours flew over the place and was fired at furiously by every gun we’ve got; the officer was put under arrest when he landed.

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