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A Daily Diary of the Great War — October 21, 1917

By John Hale Chipman, Class of 1919


"October 21, Sunday, Fair.

Up at 7:00 and with Dow and #6 went over to B. alone for a trip only to B. We got back at 12:15 without seeing anything. I wrote letters all afternoon, until Pete Colwell and Tommy Dain walked into camp. You see they are at C. training for gradées [ranked; e.g., non-commissioned officer] jobs in the U. S. Army, so we had a long talk till 4:45, then they had to go back on their camion [truck]. After supper we hung around and then Harry and I went down for mail but there wasn't any. When we came back, Pete, Bob, George, Harry and I had a feed in Pete's remorque [trailer], and believe me it was some feed. Pete had received a box from home so we just stuffed with cookies, jelly and candy. It was might good and I guess good for us, for we do not get any sweet stuff here now. C'est la guerre. Bed 11:00."


October 21, 1917
October 21, 1917








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