Our aeroplanes display great activity over enemy lines. Many combats. One Bosch plane makes a dash out of clouds & discovers the position of a battery. Heavy anti-air gun & rifle fire fail to bring him down. Two bullets miss me by a foot & a half & bury themselves in the hard frozen earth. Enemy shells my dugout at La Targette. I move my draughting office down to Aux Rietz at Bde HQ’s a silly move but ordered by a silly spasmodic-minded [sic] officer, Capt W.
*Boche – A derogatory term for German soldiers during WWI. It comes from the French phrase tête de boche which loosely translates to the English term Numbskull.