Miss Key came to stay. Life goes on. A year ago I was a Colonel on the Railways in France – now I am a Brigadier General and an Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty, King George V. the latter is a great honour and one I appreciate very much indeed. Nothing but bad news from every part of the front, bar in France and Russia – but the Germans must be feeling the war terribly I am sure – much more than we do.
In 18 months of war what have we achieved? Held motionless in France, disastrously defeated in Mesopotamia, defeated and baffled in Gallipoli – too late to save Servia and so on and so on. Yet our tails are up and we will win.