After the Armistice

December 19, 1918

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

Dec. 19th Friday New job at NACB office. Cushy. Went scrounging wood in afternoon. Ruski nearly goes mad. I brought him into hut and left him to Jock. While he was stating his grievance through the interpreter we got all the wood we wanted. Some fun. Had a hot bath at night. Landed “home” at 9.15. The rest of the day was my own. Lord Milner’s speech read out, saying we are to spend the winter in Russia. They mean getting back that ten thousand millions, or –

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