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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on the skill of the pilot though sometimes in a two seater an observer will get off all right when his pilot has been killed in the air. I am glad to see that the efforts to prevent waste are being taken up energetically. It has been accepted as too general a fact that the waste of war is inevitable. Some is, of course, but an immense amount is not & that is being generally recognized & thereby millions of pounds are being saved. It was Joe Bridgman who first pointed out what a large amount of rubber broken off tyres lies wasting on the roads. Sandbags make another item. It costs £10 a night in sandbags to distribute rations to a Bn & those bags were practically never used again.
Well I must get on with my work now.
Do learn old chap the prevention of waste of your own powers & energy. You do recognize how extremely valuable they are. If I alone were deprived of them the loss would seem unbearable.
Your loving brother
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.