I went to Cologne & bought 5 barrels of beer for Battery.
My dearie A most nice letter today it is annoying about Nurse at this season. You are right I am missing telling you a good deal of news I was awfully amused at you’re a/c of the election. I don’t know anything about Clarke ir G.D. nor what the latter thinks so Im not very interested in the result. You saw the manifesto or a sketch of it arrived by the Bishops of the C of E. I said to Thomas :_ They are not going to walk with the State any more & he said yes, because the Labour Party is going to get in soon. That was smart. He is tremendously interested in it & has written the SPCK to send full text. Today was a fearful day. I went to Cologne & bought 5 barrels of beer for Battery. General impression of cheeriness and friendliness seemed abroad. Food fair & moderate in price but indigestible. The crossing of the Rhine by the Hohenzollern Bridge is mighty. It is no good sending you a photo of the Bridge a “suspension arch” for its not till you get inside the steelwork that you get the fun. I will not soon forget it; in the half dark the great framework all built about you & the peeps of sky & river between. Here must show you :_
(Graphic illustration of the bridge)
Side elevation, but thats not the fun of it, this is really what it looks like