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Date: May 11th 1917
Mother and Father


Pte. Edison Blue Would Not Have Missed VIMY RIDGE,
In a letter to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Blue of Campbellford Pte EDISON BLUE says:

Of course you know I have been wounded and that I have reached England. I was wounded in the left hip and the left breast with shrapnel. It was on the first day of attack on VIMY RIDGE that I was hit. I tell you, Mother, it was great. If the Canadian people could only have seen their boys for a few hours there, going for the Fritzes like good fellows. They were red with German blood and the Germans were lying on the ground like bees.

I would not have missed that attack for all the money in the world. The Artillery, big and small, were going like machine guns. Our aeroplanes were flying 20 or 30 feet from the ground firing their machine guns at the Germans and the reinforcements coming up. The way we bagged prisoners was not slow. We made good use of the prisoners, too putting them to carry out wounded. Four of them carried me for two miles. Fred and Frank were fairly well when I saw them last. I am feeling like a lord, in spite of my wounds.