‘Beastly lot of bounders’ - November 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

The national press in England was full of tales of terrible German actions and this letter’s sentiments fit in with general feeling.

“Writing to Miss L.A.G. Yeoman, c/o Mrs J. Lilley, 25 Park Street, Horsham, Sapper P.J. McCormack, of the Royal Engineers, with the British Expeditionary Force, says: I might rell you we are performing wonderful feats out here.

“I have no doubt you read of them in the papers which is all quite true. The Germans are a beastly lot of bounders and full of cowardly tricks which they manage to displayon different occasions, shelling Red Cross waggons, and lots of other things too putrid to think of...”