The infantry fought a battle during the rain

TCD MS 11290/15 folio 3 recto

TCD MS 11290/15 folio 3 recto

[6th December [1917]] like myself.
The infantry fought a battle during the rain, how they ever stuck it, I can’t imagine. I’m sure with the wetting and the cold they got, I’d have gone sick, however they didn’t and Jerusalem is now ours pretty cheap, I think.
The wet has passed and now we have a North-east wind instead that feels as if it had blown over thousands of miles of snow, one morning at least there was ice.
I am trying to send a telegram to be in time for Xmas but don’t know if there is any hope.
Anyway a happy Xmas to you all.

(SD) HENRY