12 August 1918

His Majesty King George V, knighting Lieutenant General Sir John Monash, Australian Corps Commander, at the Corps Headquarters, Chateau de Bertangles, 12 August 1918. Image courtesy Australian War Memorial.

Just a few lines while the barrel is cooling. I have just been through what you might very well term a bit of hell let loose, but I am pleased to be able to say I am still in the land of the living. I came through without a scratch, but, by jove, a chap wants a great deal of luck at times to pull through … The heat is excessive. The temperature is 120 degrees in the shade every day. We are near water now, but during the stunt we were very short. I must close, as the flies are too bad for me to write any more.

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This entry was posted on August 12th, 2018.