Letter from Arthur Powell

Scope and Content

Arthur's letters reflect much of his feelings of the previous four or five letters. He is still at the same address; is still 'in the best of spirits' and believes there is an, 'early victorious peace' still in sight, 'Peace is ours whenever we want it' Arthur writes. But the only way to achieve this, Arthur says, is to: 'fight on and route the enemy completely'. Arthur explains this takes time and patience, and writes with relief to hear that the Government has 'decided on reprisals in the air'. Arthur believes the purpose of the Zeppelin attacks in England is to divert the Government's attention away from ordering air attacks over the battle fields, to protecting British homes. (Unfortunately the letter ends here as the rest of the manuscript is missing).

Dated at: France.