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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I might as well be at the seaside except that every now & again someone comes in from the front. It must be a wonderful sight to go alone behind the battle line & see the tall wheat dotted with the heads of Boche popping up here & there to see if they are amongst friends or not. These same fields when they are reaped if ever will tell a strange story. Most of the casualties on both sides are caused by the M.G. or rifle bullet. No bombs not much enemy artillery. We have taken most of their guns - even caught reinforcements detraining.
Certainly the cavalry have had a day of it. We find Boche wounded cut with sabres. Quite a new idea. I am moving this to the mail.
Thanks for sketches & parcels
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.