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...”