Sunday, July 16, 2017

July 1917 - With the Irish Guards

Field Post Office - July 1917

"My dearest Jeanie, Just a postcard to let you know that I am keeping in the best of health... we are having grand weather here today..."

"From the 16th to the 23rd July their mornings were spent at every sort of drill—smoke-helmet drill, musketry, wiring, Lewis-gun, etc., and their afternoons in going over the training-ground and practising attacks. All that time the weather was perfect. As soon as they moved away to Proven and into the battle-area on July 25 heavy rain began..." Kipling's History of the Irish Guards

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