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diggers lacking strength. At last people brought their dead to the Zuider kerk; about a thousand laying there.

Saturday 30. In the morning to Mrs Egely{?}, to bring her back the winter coat, but as Mrs E was
ailing I did not see her, but had talk with M.E. and Mrs.Meulemans. Her daughter telling about the little help at Venlo and so-called "decent" people stealing, f.i.a. tutor. Heard yesterday about chaplain Schellekens who went to Dachau, the spreading lice and typhoid in the camps, probably planted there by the G. He tried to hurry the bringing back of prisoners: "we work at it", but only 25 names on the list. M.G. offering him a post of 15.000 appointment.

July Sunday 1. To Mrs Heessen, "How bad Grb is!", in the afternoon to the Berben family, in
the evening to the parson's wife. The parson is at his post again in Randwijk, his flock came back from Belgium.

Monday 2. My frocks not yet being ready I stay for 2 days more. This afternoon to Batenburg,
difficult crossing of the river in a boat, a storm blowing; the Batenburg veer is known as especial difficult. Miss G. off to Zeist, so walked in the direction of Appeltern, and back by the Niftrik ferry, not trusting myself to the B. ferry with 3 hay-carts.

Tuesday 3. To Eigelsheim family and sewing. Every day cold and raining. Spoke the gentleman
from the Albersen firm{?} from the Hague there. Told about the houses being broken down there.
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Wednesday 4 July. At 6 with Adriaan by boat over the river, taking leave in a hurry,
they not waking me in time. With the workers' waggon to Mook; fine morning. Mook only damaged at the other side of the railway bridge. Had a look at Cuyck, does not look so bad. The brick factory ruined. Saw the soldiers buriing-ground at the left of the road, about a 150 laying there, mostly Scotch. The houses of the Biesselt ruined; war at its worst on coming in Grb., the sickening smell, decay and burning. The damaged wood, everywhere trenches and dug-outs and rubish. Found my people at breakfast on coming home at 9 o'clock. To-day 8 waggons with furniture came from Beuningen, Weurt. Some days ago waggons from Bergharen, with cows, pigs a.s.o. Yesterday the cousin brigadier 1) v.d.Bent came on a visit with the general Winkelman.

Thursday 5. To-day 24 waggons with furniture, adorned with flowers and flags came from
Wychen, an orchestre with it. Just before one o'clock a heavy explosion, 5 dead, 2 heavily wounded of the workmen at the Heuvel.

Friday 6. Zus and I to miss Roosen, Kwakkenberg. She told how being at Hobbemastr. the fire
came to two houses distance from their own, they fled and stayed for 2 days in a storehouse. She found shelter with friends, but then their house was set fire to by phosphor bombs. We ate our bread at Anna's. The waggons with the furniture not being able to come up-hill, they were pushed up by a small, friendly tank. I afterwards to Mrs v.Pabst. In the evening to miss v.Dieren, she told about her trip to Amsterdam and Heemstede. Food was much better now, but no fuel, no gaz, no electricity. A great emotion when the Queen came to Amsterdam. An accident, 2 Canadians hit.

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 [1] Volgens mij Generaal-majoor. P.S.

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