February 2, 1941
………Something tells me that this present lull is just a prelude to the storm to come. If things develop as I expect, we should see an invasion attempt in the near future. It is for this reason that I decided to send you all my snaps as I would probably lose them in any case. At present, we are in winter quarters and doing plenty of nothing. Our lines are a sea of mud and it rains almost daily. What do you think of General Wavell’s feat in Africa? It certainly is very cheering, isn’t it? I just wish the Germans were as easy to discourage.
We have few air-raid warnings these days and haven’t had a bomb drop for weeks. Speaking of bombs, I am enclosing a snap of a crater on the road in front of our old troop kitchen. This was actually as close as a heavy can come without getting you. I ran into Boy Haycocks unexpectedly last night in a town about five miles away and found him in good health and spirits. He asked to be remembered to you…….