Title: Letter of 27 December 1916 from George Battershill to Mrs. J. W. Battershill
Author: Battershill, George, d. 1917
Source: Archives of Manitoba, MG6 D16, John M. Battershill Family Box 2
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Transcription

France. Dec 27/16.
Dear Mother
Just a line to
say I am well but have not
yet received my parcels,
but I guess they are delayed
on some account. On Xmas
Day the Germans came over
& gave us Beer & Cigars &some
of the boys shook hands with
them but not for me. I
have had too many of my
chums killed by thos
square heads & I would sooner
turn a machine gun on them
than shake hands.

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