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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 attack. You may remember him as a lawyer of Vancouver. He was to have defended a prisoner in a very heavy case which I have to prosecute in which there are more than 20 witnesses for the prosecution alone. All the news from our own front and both flanks is equally encouraging but until we get the G.H.Q. report we shall not know the full extent of the advance.

In any event we are pretty well off all our maps. It is a really big thing and if all goes as it is now it will be hard to know the finish. But of course we all think of Cambrai & are not too elated.

To show the temper of the troops it is an almost incredible fact that, although leave has been very scarce, as soon as men knew that there was something big on in many cases of which I have actual knowledge they turned down their leave warrants.

Of course the worst is yet to come but if we only hold what we have gained today without getting

BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.

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