Report from the Front: The Great War Diary of Jack Halstead
Every night we waited for a signal gun and then would wait for the drone of the Gothas . At sunset a ring of observation balloons would go up at intervals of 500 yards. Why? And what were they for? We did not know. Several planes were brought down. Two
Every night we waited for a signal gun and then would wait for the drone of the "Gothas".
At sunset a ring of observation balloons would go up at intervals of 500 yards. Why? And what were they for? We did not know. Several planes were brought down.
Two bottles of stout a day was included in my ration. Otherwise we lived on milk and the products of milk.
One of my jobs was to re-number books in the hospital library. Miss Birdwood (daughter of General Birdwood of the 5th Army) was in charge of this section.
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When on that job was provided with "posh" teas. The was moved over to A block.
- June 17, 1918.
- 1 'Panic-buying is crippling us' - petrol station owner urges motorists to think before they refuel
- 2 Appeal to trace driver after cyclist sustains serious injuries in crash
- 3 North Herts and Beds villages hit by power cut
- 4 17 of the prettiest streets in North Herts
- 5 Get on your bike for the A10 Awareness Ride comeback
- 6 Flexi parking ticket rolled out for hybrid commuters
- 7 Royston Arts Festival committee overcomes COVID difficulties to bring back events
- 8 University of Hertfordshire paedophile caught with more than 500 child abuse images
- 9 Heath threatened with 'eyesore' borehole kiosks
- 10 Royston man to stand trial for permitting production of cannabis