Feature Letter of June 25th, 2017
New Liskeard Speaker
Sometimes the Germans would shell the roads, but we were pretty lucky and things generally went off all right. During the seven days I neither washed nor shaved, so you can guess what I looked like. . . . . . The Germans started to put their gas over our lines, it was rather serious this time. . . . . . our losses were small considering the work we had to do. . . . . .We are a very lucky regiment. . . . . .We are nor resting quite a distance from the trenches, and it is certainly a treat after the noise.
"The Canadians have done splendidly out here. Everybody admires them, and at time they were cut up - well, I guess the Germans will remember them for a little time. We want all the men we can get out here to end this war. . . . . .People at home cannot realize what it is like out here. Villages nothing but a heap of ruins; dead horses and cattle all over the place; great big holes in the roads. I have seen holes twenty feet across caused by a German shell. The City of Ypres, is nothing but ruins, not a sound house left. The Germans shell the place night and day, but they might as well save their shells for all the good it does them.