After the Armistice

November 30, 1918

Excerpts from the diary of Green Howards soldier, Stanley Harrison, spanning Armistice day 1918 to the first peacetime Christmas for four years.

Sat. Nov. 30th “Scrounging”.  Sent to build light railway.  Napoo.  Camp fire in snow; some fun.  Went in RE huts – fine.  Chats with boys.  Given plenty of information and tea.  Back at 3 o’clock.  Dinner and tea combined.  Paid 10 roubles – peculiar notes.  Cinemas (2—–) PO, YM and NACD at Murmansk.  Saw more of Murmansk.  Larger than I first thought.  Many huts in course of construction.  Made tea with salt water (accidentally) – tasted like “some” OXO.  Still in S.S. Huntsend.

Find out more about our diarist, Stanley.