Today was a day to remember for Bernard Sorelle in Verdun sector. The ominous clouds rolled in, then the sky opened and a blast of blinding light hit the airfield. When everyone came to a talk, of new Hun weapon started. Then everyone noticed something was not right. The whole aerodrome changed! This is what it looked like before. Lemmes in foreground and Vadelaincourt in the background separated by some woods.

Now, this is what the same view looks like:

They are now connected making it the longest landing strip on the Western Front.

If it is a new Hun weapon then ... well done!

This change seems to have hit some other 'dromes as well. Here's what Verdun airfield looks like now.

They've finally managed to grow some grass there.

The strangeness of the day was not limited to the airfields either. Today Bernard and his escadrille escorted a new type of plane.

What will they think of next?

"Take the cylinder out of my kidneys,
The connecting rod out of my brain, my brain,
From out of my arse take the camshaft,
And assemble the engine again."