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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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BC Archives MS-0055BC Archives MS-2879



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in the right direction for a gas attack by the enemy those "gasperators" which are like square cornered haversacks have always waking or sleeping to be worn under the chin - However they are splendidly efficient - Just now I spent practically the whole 24 hours below ground by candlelight & of that time I am often on duty for 15-17 hours at a stretch -

There is quite a lot of writing & quite a bit of reading of almost illegible writing on this sort of paper but written with a hard pencil and by the flickering light of a poor candle -

The German proclamation I enclose was brought in by the scouts tonight - found I believe within our own lines in a hole in the ground. It seems to be of a Socialist nature - Anyhow keep it unless I ask you for it. Fritz is great on trench mortars or TM's as they are

BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.

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