Sunday, 11 January 2015

Monday 11th January 1915

Woke early morning with rain dropping on face thro’ open window. Shut it. Rained and snowed all morning. Practised aiming, firing positions, muscle exercises, physical exercise. Brekker, roast pork. Dinner:- usual and stewed fruit. Washer up.
Afternoon, blowing gale, no rain, company drill. 4.15pm, rain, rifle exercises and rapid altering of sights. 5pm cleaned rifle. Gave name in as having applied for commission before war. Tea:- apricots. Evening, played bridge, draw 178-178. Cleaned buttons. Still slight cold. Reply to American Note  proves U.S.A. smuggling contraband into Germany. Has showed trade of U.S.A. increased.

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