This Week’s War: 172

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“Went with L. Dale to Dawson’s + bought a lot of things for soldiers’ parcels.”

Entry dated Friday November 9th 1917. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9]

This Week’s War: 170

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“News of last few days confirms that Germans and Austrians have completely routed the [Valiais]? forces and are marching down Venezia. They claim to have captured 200,000 men and 1,000 guns.”

Entry dated Saturday 3rd November 1917, Diary of John Glasier [GP/2/1/24].

This Week’s War: 168

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“Mrs B. called again to tell me that 2 bombs had been dropped close to… Milgate, last night. Heard the reports about 10.30 last night followed by a 3rd one which shook the house (probably in the fields somewhere.. One bomb fell rather near Clifford Farmer’s house in Leeds).”

Entry dated Saturday October 20th 1917. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].

This Week’s War: 167

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“Went to London by 10:50 arriving at the R.A about 1.15. After lunch walked with H. to see some homes in S. Eaton Place that had been damaged by a bomb in one of the recent raids… fine but cold.”

Entry dated Tuesday October 9th. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9]

This Week’s War: 160

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“Drove to the village & called on Bradford invalid home from the front after being gassed…”

Entry dated Wednesday August 22nd 1917. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].

This Week’s War: 158

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“Mrs Whittaker had a wire from her son that he would be at home about Saturday; he has been over a year in England since he was wounded in the knee but never been home.”

Entry dated Wednesday August 8th 1917, Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].

This Week’s War: 153

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“An aeroplane raid on London E. of Chelsea at 10:30am – guns banging all round, but over in time for one to get a taxi for the 11.3 train. It did not appear to upset people at all...

Entry dated Saturday July 7th 1917. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].

This Week’s War: 146

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Went by 10.50 to Victoria. Had to wait about ten min for a taxi. After lunch went with Helen to Harrods & bought a lot of things for soldiers. Returned to tea + did not go out again.

Thursday May 17th 1917. Diary of Alfred Osten Walker [LUL MS 9].