9 March 1917

Stretcher bearers struggle through deep mud on the Western Front, 1917. Image courtesy Imperial War Museum © IWM (Q 5935).

Of late we have been fighting in mud up to our waist … I have lost nearly all my old comrades – new faces wherever one looks – but we are all brothers together, and one is at home anywhere. I am sure, father, when the time comes and they let us return home, and I tell all of you the narrow escapes I have had, they will make your hair rise. All Brothers Together – An Optimistic Soldier

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This entry was posted on March 9th, 2017.