A1 and in the Pink – 100 years on

WWI as seen in the letters of Sgt GC Roberts MM of the 1/5th Welsh Regiment


September 2018

August 28th – September 11th 1918 ‘My dear son Goronwy’

September 2nd 1918 Palestine. ‘They can keep their Mudros and Alex, Port Said, Cairo, Jerusalem and all’

‘Breathes there the man, with soul so dead,

Who never to himself hath said,

This is my own, my native land!

Whose heart hath ne’er within him burn’d,

As home his footsteps he hath turn’d

From wandering on a foreign strand!’

Sir Walter Scott


Dinkums (Australians) had captured Mont St Quentin.

September 1st 1918 Palestine “I was listening last night to a Turk in his own lines singing away…”

August 26th 1918. Palestine. “I am very much afraid that I am awfully windy”

August 24th 1918 “now the Yanks are in full swing the Huns are as good as beat…”

August 24th 1918 Palestine

August 22nd 1918 In the Field. “ …all political parties should be abolished”

August 16 1918

August 12th 1918

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