Gave HQ Company Lucky Strikes, American Cigarettes - are rare - so one to each. I have now given to men of brigade over 50,000 ($1117.50 in Canadian money). These cigarettes came from friends in Windsor and elsewhere.
Evening about 9:30:
I was answering mail accompanied by the roar of the channel. Suddenly windows shake violently, siren hadn’t sounded. It must be a sea battle. Concussion travels many miles. It reminded us of the noisy days at Aldershot during Battle of Britain. It’s a good thing to hear these bombs. Some never hear them and will never again hear with mortal ears.
“The boast of heraldry, the pomp of power,
And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave.
Await alike the inevitable hour,
The paths of glory lead but to the grave.”
~ General Wolf