Item 03: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 1 January-31 December 1917 - Page 301
Friday 23rd November 1917
Still anchored at PLYMOUTH, cold but safe, we got some papers & heard of the success of BYNG's push
near St. QUENTIN & our men at Jerusalem. Passengers thawing a little, beginning to speak to each other. At my table is an American Engineer with a terrific drawl & a Mining Engineer & I spoke of the POLAR man before so we talk on all subjects. But no REUTER news. The P. & O. are too mean to subscribe & altho' we have wireless no news is posted on SALOON.