Tuesday 26 December 2017

A Fourth Christmas at War

Wednesday 26th December 1917

Very few, one suspects, thought during the now famous Christmas Truce on the Western Front during our first Christmas at war that we would still be at war four years later. In those, now very distant days the army in France and Flanders had about 150,000 men. Today it is reckoned that there are over two million, a thirteen-fold increase. The Bedfordshire Regiment had two battalions at the front then - four more have joined them since and a fifth is fighting in Palestine. Where will we be next Christmas?

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