Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 134
Sunday 13 May 1917
Thank you for returning CLARRIE DANIELS diaries they are very beautiful. Last night an exciting AIR FIGHT occurred just outside our Trenches. The HUNS chased 2 of our machines & brought one down. Then like a Hawk circled over us [the following crossed through to the end of the page] while I let loose 1400 rounds & never scratched him. An Aviator was burnt a bit but not killed. Oh the machine was presented by Commercial Travellers of N.S.W. but the HUN has too much speed & their flying men are certainly game. Letters from England the wife is enjoying herself in London rather a spoilt Child I am afraid. Am back into SHORTS again for the summer legs show very white for a start.