War Diary of AA Laporte Payne 1 November 1917

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne




Brigade Diary, Personal Diary, Operation Orders, Note Books, Memoranda




1st November 1917



Brigade Headquarters.

I have been reading the Times Literary Supplement and Gilbert Frankau’s “Woman of the Horizon”, but the latter was not a book I think worth while.


We have been shelled out of our Headquarters and have had to move. It was getting a bit too hot, especially at night.  We are trying to settle down in our new quarters, a barn; but it is very cold.  No fires are allowed at all, as the smoke would certainly be seen.  However the Adjutant returns in a day or two, and I go back to my battery’s gun-line.  I think it is about time, as I am tired of indoor work.


The Colonel is in a very bad temper to-day. He was late for an appointment with the General.


The Boche seems to be having it all his own way in Italy.  I suppose we shall have to stop the rot.  I wonder what soldiering would be like in Italy.



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