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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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have been gayer for him. However he seems cheerful & tomorrow we are going to spend a long day at Cromer where both Meg & Ethel & their respective clans including Birdie are all congregated so we can kill quite a covey of birds with one stone!

You probably saw in yesterday's "Times" that Frank & the Allied [illegible] have returned to Murmansk on the coast of Kola. He never reached Moscow at all! Vologda apparently is the nearest spot he ever got to. We had a line from him on Sunday saying he was back at Murmansk but what [illegible] portends we have no idea. But of course the sea there is always open so a retreat home would be possible. This morning Father has received a letter from him dated July 6 from Archangel & saying they were on the point of proceeding to Vologda & would push on to Moscow if & when it was thought to be advisable. That comment has at present not arrived it seems! He says, "Here we are lying off the town (Archangel) in a river a mile or more wide with very low banks. The town is on the right bank & looks wonderfully picturesque at night with its golden spires. The sun sets here for almost an hour; at Murmansk it was high in the heavens all night! Please ask Jess to give my love to Arthur when she writes.

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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