Thursday 23 June 2016

Which August?

Friday 23rd June 1916: Lance Corporal A Breeds, Bedfordshire Regiment writes from France as follows: “According to what the chaps say who have just come off leave, the people in England think that the war will be over by August – but they do not say what year. If they think next August, they have got more hopes than we have. The only way to finish it is for more and more men to make a move towards the trenches as, if we can get more into the line with us, we can push them back.

Source: Bedfordshire Standard 23rd June 1916

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