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A Daily Diary of the Great War — November 13, 1917

By John Hale Chipman, Class of 1919

Quiet country scenes near camp at Jouaignes
Quiet country scenes near camp at Jouaignes

"November 13, Tuesday, Cold, Misty.

Up at 7:30 for omelette. Hung around up town and paid a short visit to Champsavin at my old camp. After dinner, I found a package waiting for me from Muddy Marsh, "Old Pal". She surely is a dear girl to be so thoughtful. 4 packages tobacco, gum, candy, cloves, (buttons and string)--the last triplefold welcome.

After dinner, Ab and I took a walk and there was a most wonderful sunset,--red sun, black-violet kills and a blue mist over the valley which was truly wonderful as we stood on the hill overlooking J.

After supper, I wrote letters, the last ones from France before I see all my friends, I hope. Read some K. N. and went to bed 9:30.

There is one diary section I know was sunk, but I must have something to tell you when I get home.

Love to all,
John."

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To see the actual diary, come to Rauner Special Collections Library in Webster Hall and ask to see MS-1229 during normal hours of operation.

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