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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keep it in our shelves and read it every 10 years. It would teach as much as a study of the back numbers of Punch. The thought derived from the book which has the control of my mind just now is that the attitude of our minds towards the war is not the attitude of those who have grasped the meaning of the lesson and are determined to learn it and use it.
Our minds are still lazy and inert. If we talk we do not really think and we do not really try. It does not require brains or much determination or self sacrifice to lay down one's life in the war. It is soon done for some but it does require extraordinary powers, extraordinary self-abnegation & a wonderful unswerving resolution to bring about the improved condition of society. It is a scheme too great for one man or a few men.
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.