28 December 1917

You ask when is the war going to finish. Well, I don’t see any end in sight yet. You people in Australia have not the slightest idea what conditions over here are like. It is nothing but cold blooded murder, and I am full up of it….

…I think I told you about Messines being a terrible fight, but this last battle eclipses the lot. I never saw anything like it….

…We went into this battle 600 strong and came out of it with 170 men, so you can imagine what sort of a time we had. We were bombarded for sixty hours, and had our trenches blown to pieces.

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This entry was posted on December 28th, 2017.