Friday, March 13, 2009
About Letter 33
The Company is beginning demolition training. They start with explosives. Bill says they don’t use dynamite as it is too dangerous. Instead they use “Nitro Starch" and a putty-like stuff called ‘Composition C’.” He complains about his meager pay and the lack of free time saying, “they don’t give a damn about you here.” The men get new bayonets. Bill draws a sketch entitled “Beautiful day at Camp Abbot.