MONDAY, AUGUST 7th

Another nice day. Hear we may go in Wednesday. Finger much better.

9.45 p.m. Have just been out exploring with Pratt—a short way into the line, as you cannot use the way by daylight (as it’s in full view). It adds to the difficulties; one has to select a half light. Had a talk to Place GSO1 this evening. A nice capable fellow. He says next, or possibly early winter 17-18, may see the end, and I’m afraid he looks like being right. The Bosche is full of fight yet; very far from being beaten, and they’ll never allow Austria to be so licked that they’d have to make peace, for Germany knows if that happened all is over. The Push still goes on, and will continue.

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