Title: Letter of 28 November 1917 from Alexander Logan Waugh to his father
Author: Waugh, Alexander Logan, 1895-1917
Source: Archives of Manitoba, P3348, Alexander Logan Waugh 11
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and already we had begun to look forward
to a change of clothing, a shave, and
greatest blessings, a hot cup of tea.
The rum which had been issued at
intervals was greedily drunk, and any
old crank who wants it cut out would
speedily have changed his or her opinion
after the second day of operations.
I found that four of our guns were
still holding a bridge-head and the
general suit me to gather them in, with a
verbal message to my C. O. [Commanding Officer]
I delivered the message to infantry
BHQ and then in order to make sure it
got through, started out by my-self to
deliver it. They told me that the infantry
guns were in touch with ours at an
abandoned farm, which I went to and
was told to go across the canal where
I could see our guns. I had to go along
a road which led to the bridge, across
No Man's Land. In addition the officer
told me that snipers and machine-guns
had been active along the road and
that no one had gone across in
daylignt without being killed or
It was ten-o'clock when I started.
I could see the bridge, grim and
gaunt, fringed on either side with

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