[24 November 1915]
of the Battle of the Marne. You know already my views as to your going near the line so theres no use my repeating them ever again. You’ll find too that you’ll have your hands quite full of labour & difficulties without any addition to it. I think your plans for holiday making are fine We’ll have a good time. Of course I can give 2 or 3 days notice easily at least I trust so it would be very bad if I couldnt let you know before I started.
Indeed Im sure my lecture on war wouldnt have impressed you much