They wrote it this week: A cheeky mistress, and Trump is cheap
Extracts from diaries and letters written between August 5 and August 11
1918, the Italian Front
[To his mistress, Freda Dudley Ward] You cannot think how much “wind” there has been tonight sweetheart: 2 Austrian deserters have warned us of an Austrian retirement in front of us & it was “touch & go” whether we are to attack or not; we’ve all been sitting up till midnight awaiting the decision of a conference which thank heavens has decided we aren’t to push, only raid as usual!! I & several others have been “sweating blood” the whole evening as of course a “Push” meant no leave!!!!..