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Diary of David Eichel, 1917
well, what happened. Lightening struck, W. & S. felt the shock. T. & I escaped because we were on a board. Greatest display of lightening I’ve ever witnessed.
[May 11 [12?], 1918] At 6 P.M. to 7:45 Maj. Gen. Bell spoke to us at our barrack in reference to non-com. service. Told us the each one who does not signify his willingness to accept alternative service would be assigned to duty to some non-com. work and if he refused to accept & obey orders he would be court-martialed. Told us that if we had any com-