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An Army Alphabet
Photo - Taken off roof of D O H Sunset 1920

Post Card - Portage Avenue looking west from Main Street Winnipeg


c/o Stirling Black, Grace and Double, Winnipeg, May 1913

Arrived in Winnipeg this morning, 20th. We had lots to eat and the journey went well. We get to Moose Jaw on 21st.

Yours Hugh

Newspaper Clipping – An Army Alphabet – Subaltern’s Amusing Lines to “Cheer us Up”

The following lines were written at the front by a subaltern of “C” Company, 2nd Royal Dublin Fusiliers and were published in t he 1st Divisional Routine Orders – “to cheer us up,” says one letter home

A is our Army, which with impunity Bill said he’d smash at his first opportunity.

B is the Base, which is called St. Nazaire, no longer the home of the gallant and fair.

C is the Charge of the Scottish of London, from the papers, you’d argue they only had done one.

D is De Wet, who thought it was wiser to break his allegiance and follow the...

E is the End of this horrible war, it will probably last for a century more.

F are the Flares which never seem lacking, Sent up by the Germans to see who’s attacking...

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