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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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5. It is not necessary to say that the population and private property will be respected. You will always remember that you fought for justice, right and decency, and that you cannot afford to fall short of these essentials even in the country against which you have every right to feel bitter. Rest assured that the crimes of Germany will receive adequate punishment. Attempts will be made by insidious propaganda to undermine the source of your strength; but you, the soldier citizens of the finest and most advanced democracy in the world, will treat such attempts with the contempt they deserve. You know what self-imposed, stern discipline has made you - the hardest, most successful and cleanest fighters of this war. Beginning by the immortal stand at the Second Battle of Ypres, you befittingly closed, by the capture of Mons, your fighting record in which every battle you fought is a resplendent page of glory.

I trust you, and the people at home trust you, while the memory of your dead comrades demands of you, to bring back that glorious record, pure and unsullied, to Canada.

A.W. Currie

Lieutenant- General,


BC Archives, MS- 2879 Box 83 File 1/ CREASE FAMILY/ "Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.

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