Series 02: Anne Donnell diary, 29 December 1917 - 31 January 1919 - Page 32
January 8 Tuesday
The morning began again with the Fritzs coming over and leaving some iron rations 'as the boys say'. One came rather close.
There is such a lot of Pneumonia cases coming in – 72 tonight. I feel each one should be specialled It's so terrible to see so much suffering, and they are so good and brave with it. Each life is so precious I think – and each life too that passes on is loved by some one, and means sorrow. It cuts me when I see the married men with little children go. Pick up the photo of them under their pillow. And they fight so hard for their lives. Such is war & its results.
It seems beyond human nature to stand this biting cold weather.