I make 200 copies of a sketch which were afterwards cancelled. Damn waste.
– drizzly rain, not much
Heavy firing around Lens & Lille.
Capt. H M. Wallis goes on special leave to England (Manchester). He can get his but not I. Again, an officers war.
– cold, high wind
– snow, about an inch
Canadians make a big raid in which 2,000 men take part. Use gas but not so effective as was expected.
Long range gun shells Noeux-les-Mines & other villages.
Our troops have taken Puisieux, Gommicourt, Lignes & La Barque.
The Cunarder Laconia is submarined.
Heavy bombardment during the night around Lens.
*The 18,000-tonne Royal Mail Ship Laconia was attacked with the loss of 13 passengers, including three Americans, en route from New York to Liverpool on 25 February 1917. A graphic account of the sinking by an American journalist aboard was credited with helping to push the United States into joining the conflict after it was read to both Houses of Congress.
A secret document states enemy has 100 Tanks. Capable of holding 50 men.
Our troops have taken Pys, Warlencourt, Miramont & Irles.
The Brigade moves into Bruay at the Chateau.