Journal Entry – Wednesday March 7th 1917

A terrible N E wind cutting through everything, strong & biting. I tried to go to Marystowe, but had to turn back. Father however drove in to Tavistock for a Kelly College meeting.

The Germans continue to withdraw on the western front. Lovat Fraser – a writer in the Daily Mail – gives 6 probable reasons why they are doing it. One is that by retreating in this way we have to go to the expense of making fresh railways & so will have to postpone our offensive. He states that it does not indicate any weakness on their part.

The House of Commons is rather perturbed over the Dardanelles report, portions of which have been suppressed. Some members consider that the House should know what these omitted parts were. Evidently someone is shown up.

Had a letter from Carlos Prior asking about Bob.

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