“O Lord how long!”

The war was entering a crucial phase, with an intense need for men leading to new pressures in Ireland, still troubled by the aftermath of the Easter Rising.

10 April 1918

Still holding line but falling back. Hard fighting.

Lovely morning. K & I down in shelter – she read Lloyd George’s speech on manpower. Irish conscription & men up to 50. Clergy also. Must have more men. Civil servants and luxury trades drastic comb[at?]ants.

O Lord how long!

Diary of Florence Vansittart Neale of Bisham Abbey (D/EX73/3/17/8)

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Many casualties as air raid shelter bombed

Air raids were continuing to take a heavy toll.

29 January 1918
Raid last night – shelters in Long Acre bombed, many casualties.

Diary of Florence Vansittart Neale of Bisham Abbey (D/EX73/3/17/8)