Letter from Arthur Powell

Scope and Content

Letter from Arthur Powell to his parents, describing the routine of life in training camp; he has assisted in constructing new huts; a sergeant was killed in a bombing accident, and a private is not expected to live; he has spent some leave in Brighton and Hove; describes a visit to Mr and Mrs Brown in Southwick; thanks his parents for a parcel; he fears that life in Manchester must be 'pretty miserable', due to 'Zeppelinitis' [Zeppelin raids]. 'We have come to the conclusion in Crowborough here that we are "Neutral Soldiers" and have no connection whatever with this war, that the papers say is at present going on.'

Dated at: Crowborough Camp, Sussex.