Up the front line with Pte. Collins. Much shelling. See an enemy sentry on sentry – go. On our return we visit the caves. In evening the enemy shell our quarter with 5.9’. Hell on our left. Intense bombardment.
* In the days leading up to the historic battle [Vimy], Canadian troops were housed in a series of underground caverns and tunnels to keep the build up of troops secret from the Germans, said Rory Cory, senior curator for the Military Museums. Boredom reigned, leading some to begin doodling or carving images into the cave walls. (www.canada.com)