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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To return to the war for a moment. Has not this year more than ever proven the wonderful strength & resources of Germany. Notwithstanding our unbroken successes what have we really achieved towards breaking her strength & how much has she slaughtered herself in Russia in Austria & Italy? Why need the worry about her colonies? She can easily buy them back. She has so much to offer. It will take some extraordinary development quite unforeseen now to prevent a stalemate so it seems to me.
Aeroplanes may do much but they don't kill many soldiers & that is really the only thing that counts. However light may shine yet & if it does how we shall all bask in its rays.
With much love to you all
Your affectionate brother
Arthur D. Crease
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 3 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1917.