Bank Holiday Monday. Two years ago I spent a week-end with my brother and some scouts under canvas just for the enjoyment of it. Now I sleep like an animal, and feed like one, in a cattle-shed in France and not from choice. Were I doing this for pleasure it would be a rare adventure.
7th August 1916. Extract from the diary of Lance-Corporal Eric Peppiette of the 10th (Scottish) Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment, and former University of Liverpool Library Assistant [SPEC S/D 640.P42.T23]. This week’s war: 105.