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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and the wording of the notice was cunning. While it made the acceptance of this worthless stuff compulsory on the French inhabitants it went on to say that it "could and ought" to be accepted by the Germans themselves; rather a subtle difference.
My leave should be coming along soon & I shall be ready for it. In fact I hope that this will be my last letter to you before I get away.
Nell has told me partially about Harry. It is of course a grievous burden for her & for me & I myself feel horribly helpless at this distance. Nell out of her anxiety to spare me has not told me how things were really going but I have some idea now. It sounds rather like Newcombe Musgrave over again - rather a disease possibly partly physical and certainly mental. Very hard to cure or to deal with at all.
I have a letter from Frank from Archangel. It does not say very much except that he is looking forward to a very dull winter only varied by the squabbles between the military & civil authorities into which he is pulled.
He had some excitement & risk in getting clear of the Bolsheviks & if the Allies had not established a footing at Archangel he would have been in rather a hole. Thank Mother for her letter & give her my love. You must have enjoyed seeing Steffanson.
So Miss Gore has quite a business [illegible] way as a labour contractee.
Your loving brother
BC Archives, MS-0055 Box 15 File 4 / CREASE FAMILY / Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease to his brother, Lindley Crease, 1918.