Extract from ‘Notes For A Parish History’ (ERO T/P 188/3) written by Revd. E. H. L Reeve of Stondon Massey (Essex).
9th September 1918
It seems wonderful indeed to think that such a great change can have come over the world since July 18th when General Fock’s counter-attack commenced.
Every day is brought news of an extended retreat on the part of the enemy.