At this early stage of the war censorship, although in place, wasn’t as strict as it would become. Comments, such as these below, would have gone down well with military command.
“A private of the Second Divisional Ammunition Column, R.F.A. in a letter to his sister at Southwater says: The first two days the awful row made by our guns and the bursting of German high explosive shells was absolutely awe inspiring.
“We are taking large batches of prisoners every day. Poor beggars they look wretched in the extreme.”