Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 26
Dear old Mater,
Once more I have the pleasure of addressing you. Wrote last week & told you all the news. We went out on our big move against Jacko. It lasted about 4 days & was pretty fatiguing. The actual attack on the camp did not last long & was not pushed very seriously for good reasons I've no doubt. The Turks were very strong there & were taken by surprise we took a few prisoners & retired about mid-day, after our artillery had put in a good few rounds.
Our aeroplane men are great. One fellow was directing the artillery fire & would fly over the Turks camp into a hail of shell fire, make his
her observations & then fly back to the artillery with a message. He did it perhaps, a dozen times & as soon as he would