‘December has brought a spell of fine crisp da…

‘December has
brought a spell of fine crisp days
with the temperature dropping to zero and the cars are becoming mulish. When it rains the roads
turn sticky and greasy. The
sudden changes of temperature produces mists that make night driving an abomination. Cars have to be washed endlessly in the icy water of
the canal at Sept Saulx. The occasional artillery duels includes gas and the masks increase the difficulty of driving, causing frequent accidents from cars wandering
off the roads.’

Early December 1917, American ambulance driver’s diary in Marne,
France – Diary of Jerome Preston – Photo: WW1, 
Eastern France, a road in winter. Leopold Poiré