Friday, 7 September 2018

Heigh Ho the Wind and the Rain

Saturday 7th September 1918

Autumn seems to have comer a little early to the Western Front. We have been enduring driving rain for the last day or two and particularly rough winds. Tommy Atkins has been enduring it with his usual stoicism. The main complaint has been that the winds will force Channel shipping to stay in port, which will delay the mail from home.

In far-off Palestine things are no doubt warmer and drier. The 1st/5th Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment has been training and also practising for a tournament organised by the Brigadier. Events include the usual athletic favourites such as the hundred yards dash, the 440 yards and the high jump.

Source: X550/6/8

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