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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called & he uses a large and effective variety here.
Some of these have tremendous explosive affect & shatter trenches to pieces but not withstanding their violence we rarely have a casualty from them - Pieces fly for hundreds of yards with extraordinary noises & earth seems to be coming down for many minutes afterwards. Nobody minds them much except that sometimes they cause a lot of repair work.
Of course we can do quite a bit that way ourselves & our little Stokes is quite an unpleasant visitor esp. when about 12 come through the air at once - In the way of shrapnel nobody has succeeded in beating our 18 lbrs. The shell does not burst but the nose blows off wh gives tremendous forward
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 1 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1916.