24. 10. 16.
(rec’ 27. 10. 16.)
My dear Father,
Many thanks for your letter enclosing a copy of Uncle Jo’s–also thanks for various books & letters from Mother & Cecily. I am glad the pram is about again & hope she will soon recover her normal composure.
quite good–but I don’t know whether
away & when he comes back will probably go to the Brigade at once while the Brigadier is on leave. I fancy Sam Barrow knows v. little about the tanks. A gunner told me, who had seen them & the particulars of the armament you give are greatly exaggerated so far as I can gather. Clayton was offered one but refused it, as he is still suffering from gas after effects. They tell me the Bosch tries to stop them by throwing
bombs at their driving bands, but it doesn’t sound very effective & I expect any weak points they have have now been spotted & will be rectified. I don’t fancy the Bosch’s winter on other parts of the line, if they start these things at him at unexpected points & positions. They should prove far worse than a gas attack.
Love to all