After the Armistice

November 27, 1918

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

Wed. Nov. 27th. Arrived at Murmansk during night. Hills covered with snow. Land 300 yds away on either side. Not so cold as expected. Came into quay at 3.30 p.m. Sailors supply interesting information. Hospital boat in harbour. Troopship (Canadians) arrived previous to us. Soldiers of all nationalities in Murmansk. Little to see up to now. Disembark tomorrow. Two full M/O parades for kit lost. Everywhere white with snow. Not extra cold.

Find out more about our diarist, Stanley.