General McDonell goes to Bapaume & Somme battlefields for a sightseeing tour.
I lay in “bed” all the afternoon with weakness from effects of shell gas poisoning which I got at Petit Vimy while warning others of the danger today. Temperature is 104°. Awful pain in head and chest.
*”The wearing of a gas mask is a confounded nuisance. To tell men to put these queer appliances on, one must, of necessity, speak….with the thing off. This was being done when a voice behind me called, ‘Put your own on, Sergeant!’. Too late ……It was akin to swallowing finely broken sharp pieces of glass.” Excerpt from Draycott’s memoir “Pawn No. 883”.