Correspondence and photographs of Fred Tackaberry, Royal Irish Fusiliers, item 4

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                                                           3

while along that they would

be able to mend my left leg

alright but they had not

done so. yet and Im afraid

Ill have a permanent stiff

leg when they have finished

with me. While down at

Rouen I had a very middling

time and it was a touch and

go whether I git through

or not. I was delirious

for a fortnight and I noticed

on my report it stated

"Mental condition bad" They

told me afterwards I used to

sing out all our old songs

and would not be quietened

unless I was drugged. I

had to be moved to another

ward because I used to 

keep the other patients

awake. I was away a month

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                                                           3

while along that they would

be able to mend my left leg

alright but they had not

done so. yet and Im afraid

Ill have a permanent stiff

leg when they have finished

with me. While down at

Rouen I had a very middling

time and it was a touch and

go whether I git through

or not. I was delirious

for a fortnight and I noticed

on my report it stated

"Mental condition bad" They

told me afterwards I used to

sing out all our old songs

and would not be quietened

unless I was drugged. I

had to be moved to another

ward because I used to 

keep the other patients

awake. I was away a month


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  • May 22, 2017 22:26:19 Annick Rodriguez

                                                               3

    while along that they would

    be able to mend my left leg

    alright but they had not

    done so. yet and Im afraid

    Ill have a permanent stiff

    leg when they have finished

    with me. While down at

    Rouen I had a very middling

    time and it was a touch and

    go whether I git through

    or not. I was delirious

    for a fortnight and I noticed

    on my report it stated

    "Mental condition bad" They

    told me afterwards I used to

    sing out all our old songs

    and would not be quietened

    unless I was drugged. I

    had to be moved to another

    ward because I used to 

    keep the other patients

    awake. I was away a month


  • May 22, 2017 22:25:47 Annick Rodriguez

                                                               3

    while along that they would

    be able to mend my left leg

    alright but they had not

    done so. yet and Im afraid

    Ill have a permanent stiff

    leg when they have finished

    with me. While down at

    Rouen I had a very middling

    time and it was a touch and

    go whether I git through

    or not. I was delirious

    for a fortnight and I noticed

    on my report it stated

    "Mental condition bad" They

    told me afterwards I used to

    sing out all our old songs

    and would not be quietened

    unless I was drugged. I

    had to be moved to another


  • May 22, 2017 22:24:37 Annick Rodriguez

                                                               3

    while along that they would

    be able to mend my left leg

    alright but they had not

    done so. yet and Im afraid

    Ill have a permanent stiff

    leg when they have finished

    with me. While down at

    Rouen I had a very middling

    time and it was a touch and

    go whether I git through

    or not. I was delirious

    for a fortnight and I noticed

    on my report it stated


  • May 22, 2017 22:23:33 Annick Rodriguez

                                                               3

    while along that they would

    be able to mend my left leg

    alright but they had not

    done so. yet and Im afraid

    Ill have a permanent stiff

    leg when they have finished


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