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Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie

(commanding 1st Battn Royal Irish Rifles) Dated November 4th, 1914-March 11th, 1915

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Published: 1921
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,511 / 150 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 81.6
LoC Categories: D, DC, CT
Downloads: 620
Added to site: 2008.03.18 20348

rs. Clinton-Baker at Bayfordbury. One of my new horses rolled over me yesterday, but beyond bending my sword and tearing one of my leggings did me no damage, though Major Baker thought at first that my leg was broken! It is colder to-day. We were astonished to see a number of French soldiers about; one imagined they would be up at the Front fighting. Also there seemed to be a lot of young men who might have been out doing a little for their country. Many of the women are in mourning here. My servant told me that most of our men had now got gloves, and that it was surprising the care they took of them, as they were generally not so careful; but they knew that they would want them; so I am very glad that you have got extra ones, for they do not last long. The fog has settled down again, mercifully not quite so thick as before. It was odd the day before yesterday when I was down town on duty to see the crowds round some large windows which had news written up on huge placards.

Personally, I have only seen



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