How is the war going along?”

The Clyde River project posting letters home from World War I continues today:

Well, Jack, how is the war going along? We don’t know anything about it here. We might as well be in the woods a thousand miles for all that we don’t know that there is a war.

With all that we know about the war, and with our modern communications tools, it’s easy to forget that those in the middle of it didn’t know much about what was happening. And of course they didn’t know when, or if, the war would end.