Arthur Douglas Crease Letters, Diaries and Scrapbooks
Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease of Victoria to his brother Lindley Crease and his mother Sarah Crease; instructions for the offensive of July 26, 1917; a regimental notebook, diaries and scrapbook. Learn more.
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France 4 Aug 1916
You see where we are. I enclose a document wh is historical so far as I am concerned & certainly marks an epoch in my life -
After a month's warning we eventually got 24 hours notice & after travelling south to a seaport reached this shore by an interesting crossing which lasted about 7 hours. It is really a pity I can't tell you anything of that crossing for it was one of the most interesting experiences of my life - It showed me the complete effectiveness and systematic vigilance of our navy as no words could do.
It showed me something of the same kind with regard to the French maritime authorities - It showed me also something of the supreme confidence felt by the French.
Just fancy the Germans were actually in this place at one time though they say none of them left it yet the place is brilliantly lighted
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.