After the Armistice

November 28, 1918

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

Nov. 28th. Trip round Murmansk. Snowballing & Goo Goo gets a rough time. ——of railway lines, huts. All nations active here. Pony and mule driven sledges. NACD “Napoo” (napoo means rubbish). Some spot talks with soldiers here. Plenty of fun addressing Russians “Whae ae Bolski”. Huts not bad. Trams 2 mile an hour style. All regiments stationed here. No coats on and kept quite warm. Wrote Vera & Mother. Unloading. Various rumours as to our destination.

Find out more about our diarist, Stanley.