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expectations the mill which I had believed condemned to run at a reduced rate was working at full capacity. Although it had lost a large part of its workers through mobilization, it had acquired hundreds of refugees from the north who had repleted its working force.
In March I9I5 Ridel was appointed liaison officer with the Ninth Scottish Division and promised to have me come to the front with him as soon as Colonel Moore consented. Colonel Moore, whom we called in the Hindu fashion `our father and our mother', fought like a fiend when the Mission talked of suddenly taking away his two Frenchmen and replacing them by strangers. Finally he himself was promoted and I was able to rejoin Ridel. Trips at that time were difficult and mysterious. A Railway Transport officer would give you a`secret' route order which simply contained the number of your unit, then he would put you on a certain train with orders to get off at a specified station where another R.T.O. would shunt you on again.
Finally after long hours of jolts, waiting and slow progress I arrived at Bethune and learned that the Headquarters of the Ninth Division was located there. Gunfire was audible on all sides; part of the city bore visible evidence of bombardment; the trains stopped outside the station because the latter was an enemy target. I found my Captain in a little office near the station. He was the same as in Rouen, gay, mercurial, energetic and friendly:
`We're in luck,' he told me, `this Scotch Division is a picked troop ... With it we'll see things.'
And he confided in me as a great secret that the British Army was preparing a gas attack in imitation of the one the Germans had launched at Ypres. This battle, the first I saw, was the battle of Loos. For the great day Ridel had put me at the disposal of the Division Commander, General Thesiger.
Several days before the attack Divisional Headquarters was moved from Bethune and installed in a small chateau on the road to Loos. The spectacle of the troops on their way to take up combat posts with heads bent before the passage of shells like wheat bowed down by the wind, the fresh shell holes smelling of earth and powder, awakened in me a keen longing that I had not felt for a long time - the desire to write. The contrast between the calm of the khaki-clad soldiers, who stood at the crossroads directing the movement of traffic with the calm gestures of policemen in Piccadilly

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