[2 May 1917] despair will be greeted with loud roars of laughter! I’ve certainly never had more laughs than out here – our mess is really a sort of perpetual pantomine – War would certainly be a terrible thing if taken seriously – so the only way out of it is as long as you can to refuse to take it as such – certainly so far we have I think been a phenomenally lucky battery – long may it last. I certainly don’t think the old Hun has got much damage left in him but of course we don’t get the news like you do at home.
Well now goodbye Mother dear very much love to you all.
Your very lov[ing]
So glad V. over the measles though surely she needn’t have made it German in war time