Jun 3, 2017
Do you have queer ideas of warfare?
Met young Burrows, and asked him had he seen any Germans while on post. "Yes," he, "had seen a few." One he observed was putting up barbed wire entanglements.
"And did you shoot at him?" I asked.
"Why didn't you?"
"Well, he was about three hundred yards away."
I was staggered. Burrows, of course, was a new reinforcement, but it seemed incredible that anyone should think three hundred yards too great a distance to hit a man. He had not even thought the matter of sufficient importance to report it. Some people have queer ideas of warfare.
Oh Percy, what can I say? Come experience the worst winter in years.