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Alma Russell Letters

Letters of British Columbia men on active service with Canadian and British Expeditionary Forces, 1914-1918. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-1901

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I was in that Passchendaele affair. Some hot joint believe muh! All the old timers in the Rgt. say it was much worse than the Somme.

I wouldn't be a bit surprised if we weren't all home again before Summer, as I think and so does every body else around here, that the war is going to finish very suddenly. I got another pound from Tabby of your money just before Xmas. I will have plenty when I get back to Canada and get my deferred pay, a good nest egg anyway. I had my photo taken yesterday in hospital uniform, will send you a couple if they turn out alright. Freddie Croften was up to see me last night.

BC Archives, MS-1901 Box 1 File 1 RUSSELL, Alma M., 1873 – 1964. Victoria; librarian. Selected letters and a photograph from Corporal Frederick John Allen, 1917.

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