The churches are under fire

Percy Spencer wrote briefly to his sister Florence to report on his latest movements close behind the lines:

Apl 3. 1915
Dear Florrie

Yesterday I marched about 12 miles to this place by a circuitous route arriving about the time the enemy dropped a shell into a field nearby. They’re having a go at the church but haven’t found it yet, but the church in the last village is a ruin. Shell fire must be awful…

Yours ever

Letter from Percy Spencer (D/EZ177/7/4/21)

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