War Diary belonging to Joseph Lucas

A war diary belonging to Joseph Lucas that details some significant events he witnessed first hand when he served in Ypres. These include French-Algerian troops being helped back to the town having suffered the first gas attack of the First World War. He was later wounded whilst he and a friend were taking shots at the German lines. His harrowing account of their subsequent escape is astonishingly matter of fact in describing their unlikely success at escaping.
Collection holder:
Europeana 1914 - 1918
Collection description:
We recently discovered our Great Gandfather's typed War diary from Ypres. It outlines some significant events he witnessed first hand including the French-Algerian troops being helped back to the town having suffered the first gas attack of WW1. He w ...more
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