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In these anxious days our hearts are full of gratitude and admiration for the brave deeds of our splendid Soldiers

Lack of news was very worrying.

OUR MEN WHO ARE SERVING

In these anxious days our hearts are full of gratitude and admiration for the brave deeds of our splendid Soldiers, and those of us especially who have dear ones in the midst of danger cannot help feeling the strain of anxiety and suspense. 99 more words

Life On The Home Front

"All through the bombardment, nightingales sang"

Percy Spencer endured a German attack.

19 May 1918

2 a.m. general alarm. Stood to & prepared to move. 3.40 a.m. stood down. Had tea & smoke. 37 more words

News From The Front: The Grim Reality Of War

Shattered leg, indomitable spirit

A brave Earley soldier had to face a future with only one leg.

Lieut Hugh Kenney is making excellent progress in No 1 Reading War Hospital. 33 more words

Life On The Home Front

Oh! that we could see some end to all the horror & suffering of this ghastly war

The brother of one of Joan’s school friends was reported missing.

Friday May 17th
Mummie and I went to have tea with Miss Little at her house in New Road. 56 more words

Life On The Home Front

"If you dare mention little tattling birds & ‘scared of shells’ to me again I’ll ---"

Sydney Spencer addressed this note (written in pencil) to his sister Florence. Someone had told her he was afraid of the costant shelling.

Time 4.15 pm Date May 17th Year 1918 Place A mortal coil… 175 more words

News From The Front: The Grim Reality Of War

He "commanded his company with great courage & ability although it was almost halved by casualties"

Teenager Joan Daniels was impressed by the heroism of a family friend.

May 16th Thursday
Went to school. Mrs McKenzie was here when I got back as she had come to spend the day. 44 more words

Life On The Home Front

An air-ship passing over

Our new diarist Joan Daniels, aged 15, lived at 2 Southern Hill, Reading, where the family had moved from London to get away from the bombs. 140 more words

Life On The Home Front