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Date: July 7th 1917

July 7 - Again on pass with Loxton for day to Delville Woods, Sailly-Sallisel, Longueval, Ginchy and Morval. Sailly-Sallisel a town before the war is now completely blotted out. We could not even find a wall a few feet high standing . Delville Woods which saw such severe fighting in the early spring and changed hands nineteen times in a very short time was [surely] blown to pieces. We found many dead bodies here and pieces of bodies. Hundreds of rifles, equipment, etc. At the time we visited these sectors every body had deserted. The only human life we saw on the visit was at different water points were [trio] Imperials would [hose] charge.