The Wartime Memories Project - The Great War - Day by Day
30th December 1914On this day:
- Leicestershire Yeomanry Squadron training Squadron training
- 30th Dec 1914 Fire Trench Abandoned
- 30th Dec 1914 Houses Shelled
- 30th Dec 1914 Constructing Path
- 30th Dec 1914 Reliefs
- Mail for the Front In giving some details of the enormous pressure of work during Christmastide at the General Post Office, a high official of the department says:
“One of the most serious items of our Christmas traffic was the transport of mails for the Expeditionary Force. An extraordinarily large number of letters and parcels have been sent abroad to the troops from the earliest days of the war. Our soldiers’ mail grew in bulk with each succeeding week, and increased enormously as Christmas drew near. During the first week in December the number of letters sent home was 1,700,000, in the following week the figures were over 2,000,000, and last week, when we carried the Christmas traffic for our soldiers, we dealt with two and a half million letters. The parcels despatched for the Expeditionary Force grew in the same proportion. In the first week of December they numbered 116,000, in the second week 220,000, and in the third week nearly a quarter of a million.”
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