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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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My dear brother

Of course we are all full of the German peace proposals though we do not think much will come of them.

At the same time there is very stiff fighting going on in our immediate front at the points which are so crucial to the Boche if he is to avoid overwhelming defeat. This year will be notable for the number of casualties in higher commands which in the trench warfare were supposed to be absolutely shellproof. This open warfare has changed all that. Divisional Commanders & others of that importance have not hesitated to expose themselves & take considerable risks with the usual results. The field ambulance officers too have suffered more than before especially again the staff officers.

Yesterday I spent a most interesting day going over and about the largest town we have lately taken back from the Boche. it is a most attractive place, more so than any town I have seen except Rouen and that of course is untouched. The worst damage to this town has been done by the Boche fires started when they knew they could not hold it. All the churches are repairable though they are

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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