In the letter John describes living conditions on the front lines in France; the shooting down of a German plane ("our first glimpse of war"); and the excitement most of the men feel during the fighting: "We stood on a hill under the moonlight last...
In the letter John relates news he has received from home and describes duties and movements of the army in France. He also mentions a casualty list ("which was to be expected and absolutely no cause for alarm") and the continuous transfer of...
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