Feature Letter of May 31st, 2016
Ross, James Wells
We were awakened last night by the arrival of a shell in our field. It hit two men, not seriously, and never touched a third. Some freakish things happen. It cut one man's boots to ribbons, which he had taken off for the first time for over a week and cut his little toe. Hence if he had had his boots on it might not have cut his toe, or if he had lain where he put his boots it would have cut his legs very much more than it did. The funny part about it was that he did not know the state of his boots and on going away in the ambulance he called out to one of the men, "Mac you can have my big boots". They are'nt much good to "Mac" as boots. So you see there are humourous sides to the war as well as sad ones.