The Life and Death of a British Officer
Captain Oswald Eric Wreford Brown
Cigarettes turned up and were much appreciated. Xmas here was hardly what you might call peaceful. We have had artillery duels nearly every day. Ms ? socks are a great success and keep my feet wonderfully warm and dry. I am still very fit and well and I am glad to say then men have been bucked up a little lately owing to being by themselves under my command and away from HQ !! The fatigues too have not been so heavy.
I never plug my ears to avoid hearing the shells whizzing over. I do not at all mind when the shells are going well over head. The unpleasant time is when the enemy is actually shelling the place where you are situated.