War Diary of AA Laporte Payne 15 January 1919

War Diary of AA Laporte Payne 15 January 1919

 

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

Correspondence

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January 15, 1919

Harfleur

Everything here is in chaos. I have 1200 men in the wing which I have to look after.  The returns are enough to frighten a whole division.  My best sergeant-major has gone to England which is annoying.  The demobilisation question is a hard nut.  You can imagine the conditions in a base camp like this.  We shall be broken up soon I hope.  Then I may get up the line.