Two Brothers Serving in France, item 55

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There are a many Scots troops in

Cambrai, (Gordon Highlanders, I think)

and they celebrated Hogmanay in the

good old Scottish style. Up our way,

however, things were fine and quiet,

most of the lads being English, so we 

brought in the New Year quietly.

   Today (New Year's Day) we all got a 

holiday, of course, and it turned out a 

fine day. You will be pleased to know

that I spent it by finding my way

out to Flesquieres and visiting Angus's

resting-place. I was successful in my

mission. I set off immediately after

breakfast time, with a good idea of

which direction my course should be. The

road took me over a break, bare country

side, with widely scattered villages, all

in tumble-down ruins as a result of

the heavy fighting in this region. At

some parts I had to cross "No-Man's Land"


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There are a many Scots troops in

Cambrai, (Gordon Highlanders, I think)

and they celebrated Hogmanay in the

good old Scottish style. Up our way,

however, things were fine and quiet,

most of the lads being English, so we 

brought in the New Year quietly.

   Today (New Year's Day) we all got a 

holiday, of course, and it turned out a 

fine day. You will be pleased to know

that I spent it by finding my way

out to Flesquieres and visiting Angus's

resting-place. I was successful in my

mission. I set off immediately after

breakfast time, with a good idea of

which direction my course should be. The

road took me over a break, bare country

side, with widely scattered villages, all

in tumble-down ruins as a result of

the heavy fighting in this region. At

some parts I had to cross "No-Man's Land"



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  • March 4, 2018 22:25:38 Stella Watkin

    4

    There are a many Scots troops in

    Cambrai, (Gordon Highlanders, I think)

    and they celebrated Hogmanay in the

    good old Scottish style. Up our way,

    however, things were fine and quiet,

    most of the lads being English, so we 

    brought in the New Year quietly.

       Today (New Year's Day) we all got a 

    holiday, of course, and it turned out a 

    fine day. You will be pleased to know

    that I spent it by finding my way

    out to Flesquieres and visiting Angus's

    resting-place. I was successful in my

    mission. I set off immediately after

    breakfast time, with a good idea of

    which direction my course should be. The

    road took me over a break, bare country

    side, with widely scattered villages, all

    in tumble-down ruins as a result of

    the heavy fighting in this region. At

    some parts I had to cross "No-Man's Land"


  • March 4, 2018 22:25:04 Stella Watkin

    4

    There are a many Scots troops in

    Cambrai, (Gordon Highlanders, I think)

    and they celebrated Hogmanay in the

    good old Scottish style. Up our way,

    however, things were fine and quiet,

    most of the lads being English, so we 

    brought in the New Year quietly.

       Today (New Year's Day) we all got a 

    holiday, of course, and it turned out a 

    fine day. You will be pleased to know

    that I spent it by finding my way

    out to Flesquieres and visiting Angus's

    resting-place. I was successful in my

    mission. I set off immediately after

    breakfast time, with a good idea of

    which direction my course should be. The

    road took me over a break, bare country

    side, with widely scattered villages, all

    in tumble-down ruins as a result of

    the heavy fighting in this region. At

    some parts I had to cross " No- ...  Land"



  • February 9, 2018 11:43:12 Zamfirache Diana

    There are a many Scots troops in

    Cambrai, (Gordon Highlanders, I think)

    and they celebrated Hogmanay in the

    good old Scottish style. Up our way,

    however, things were fine and quiet,

    most of the lads being English, so we 

    brought in the New Year quietly.

    Today (New Year's Day) we all got a 

    holiday, of course, and it turned out a 

    fine day. You will be pleased to know

    that I spent it by finding my way

    out to Flesquieres and visiting  ... 

    resting-place. I was successful in my

    mission. I set off immediately after

    breakfast time, with a good idea of

    which direction my course should be. The

    road took me over a break, bare country

    side, with widely scattered villages, all

    in tumble-down ruins as a result of

    the heavy fighting in this region. At

    some parts I had to cross " No- ...  Land"



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  • 50.173538||3.236633||

    Cambrai, France

  • 50.124448||3.116367||

    Flesquieres, France

Location(s)
  • Document location Cambrai, France
  • Additional document location Flesquieres, France


ID
5196 / 59023
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Tony Burns Langenegger
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


January 1, 1919
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Tanks and Armoured Fighting Vehicles



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