1914

The Diary in December

News of the first civilian casualties: Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby are bombarded from the sea.

December 1st – 6th

Wynne visits her son at his Malvern school, but is finding life difficult….

December 7th – 13th

Colds at home, success at sea, and the South African revolt is crushed.

December 14th – 19th

Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whitby are bombarded from the sea with great loss of life…and another friend is killed in France.

December 20th – 27th

Wynne celebrates the achievements of the 7th Division and tries to put a brave face onto Christmas.

December 28th – 30th

Herbert gets leave from the Front and brings news of the extraordinary Christmas truce experienced by many of the men in the trenches.

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