25. 8. 1918.
My dear Father,
Many thanks for your letter & the telescope, which has arrived & is in use & will prove very useful. I am glad you had good weather in Cornwall. Please thank Olive for all the various things she has bought & sent me, which have arrived safely. The records are very good & what I wanted.
The news is all very good & one can only wonder how far the battle is going to spread. Everyone seems to be pushing at the Bosch except us, & we continue to lead our placid existence. It is quite difficult to keep pace with these various attacks & to know whether such & such a “200
guns captured” refers to a new stunt or to those taken by General Somebody Else last Tuesday week.
They will soon be fighting for Delville Wood & Guillemont & such like places which I used to know. There are all sorts of rumours that the Bosch is going right back, but as they emanate from the papers they are probably quite incorrect. I have no news.