The whole district is in its winter clothing.
Troops very miserable. No dry wood for cooking. Young Baker and I go to an old dilapidated farm & get some. We are under fire & ‘tis against orders to go but – ?
Late in the afternoon Boulanger & I go into Zillebeke. Visit church lots of tombstones broken & fallen down by shellfire. A shell unearths a vault which shows the embalmed body of a being encased in zinc coffin. Also body of Baroness J.M.A.C.G. de Vinck de Winez etc., etc. Heavy shelling all night also trench mortars. Hell on earth.