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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My dear brother
Christmas Day is over with its joy & sadness & we are now looking forward to a New Year. What will it bring us. God knows & he won't tell.
If we knew the worse we could not hear it - if we knew the best we should not earn it.
However at this time it is impossible to forget or overlook what is practically certain that there is much hardship, trouble & death to be met with yet. We can meet it bravely but we can't avoid it altogether even though death may pass us by once more.
What one would like to feel is that there was more ground for hoping for victory within a definite period. Nothing but victory can satisfy thinking men but it is easy to understand how the very talk of peace unnerves the fighting muscles of many on both sides
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 3 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1917.