Letter from Mel Potter

A letter from Sgt. Mel. Potter to his mother, apologizing for his lack of contact which he attributed to his less than ideal surroundings for letter writing. He speaks proudly of how Canadians are making a name for themselves in France, also remarking on the terrible destructiveness of war artillery: “One has only to see the great yawning hole torn in the earth to realize the destructive nature of our guns.”


Mel Potter Letter 24 May 1917
Streetsville Review, 24 May 1917