Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 6

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My Own Darling Wife,

  While resting here I suppose one

accumulates a certain reserve of energy and

there is no worry from the enemy. But for

these factors I think that the term "resting"

must have been invented by a humorous

staff officer. For war I suppose this is really

comfortable and it is certainly better than

I expected at one time. We have had no 

rain since we came & so the land is

drying nicely. The mud is only really

thick where it gets well stirred. The

men are really splendid and appear to

be quite happy & enjoying life. Our

share of the hut (Hall, Stafford, & I) is a small

room about 10 ft. square. We have three

beds, long boxes 7' x 2'6" raised from the

ground on legs about 12" long. The floor

is "mother earth" & there is a wee table

in the middle of the room. The door is 

covered with a sheet of sacking & with 

3 men breathing & three candles burning the

air is getting fairly warm. I expect that

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My Own Darling Wife,

  While resting here I suppose one

accumulates a certain reserve of energy and

there is no worry from the enemy. But for

these factors I think that the term "resting"

must have been invented by a humorous

staff officer. For war I suppose this is really

comfortable and it is certainly better than

I expected at one time. We have had no 

rain since we came & so the land is

drying nicely. The mud is only really

thick where it gets well stirred. The

men are really splendid and appear to

be quite happy & enjoying life. Our

share of the hut (Hall, Stafford, & I) is a small

room about 10 ft. square. We have three

beds, long boxes 7' x 2'6" raised from the

ground on legs about 12" long. The floor

is "mother earth" & there is a wee table

in the middle of the room. The door is 

covered with a sheet of sacking & with 

3 men breathing & three candles burning the

air is getting fairly warm. I expect that


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  • December 4, 2018 21:36:49 Thomas A. Lingner

    My Own Darling Wife,

      While resting here I suppose one

    accumulates a certain reserve of energy and

    there is no worry from the enemy. But for

    these factors I think that the term "resting"

    must have been invented by a humorous

    staff officer. For war I suppose this is really

    comfortable and it is certainly better than

    I expected at one time. We have had no 

    rain since we came & so the land is

    drying nicely. The mud is only really

    thick where it gets well stirred. The

    men are really splendid and appear to

    be quite happy & enjoying life. Our

    share of the hut (Hall, Stafford, & I) is a small

    room about 10 ft. square. We have three

    beds, long boxes 7' x 2'6" raised from the

    ground on legs about 12" long. The floor

    is "mother earth" & there is a wee table

    in the middle of the room. The door is 

    covered with a sheet of sacking & with 

    3 men breathing & three candles burning the

    air is getting fairly warm. I expect that

  • November 28, 2018 13:14:29 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    My beloved Darling Wife,

    While we stay here I am missing one

    announcements a certain missing of energy and

    here is no worry from the enemies. But for

    these missing I think that the missing "missing"

    what missing knew uninvited by a missing

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    I missing at one time. We missing had missing

    main missing we came missing the missing is

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    which where missing well missing. The

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    the quite happy & engaging life. But

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    missing about 10 missing square. We have missing

    beds - missing boxes y'x2'6" missing from the

    missing about 12 " long. missing

    is "worker missing " & there is a missing table

    in the middle of the room. The door is

    covered with a missing of missing

    & missing forming the

    missing is getting missing. I missing.


  • November 27, 2018 15:49:30 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    My beloved Darling Wife,

    While we stay here I am ??? one

    announcements a certain ??? of energy and

    here is no worry from the enemies. But for

    these ??? I think that the ??? "???"

    what ??? knew uninvited by a ???

    shift ???. For way I ??? this is really

    comfortable ??? ??? is ??? better ???

    I ??? at one time. We ??? had ???

    main ??? we came ??? the ??? is

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    which where ??? ??? well ???. The

    new are really offended and ??? &

    the quite happy & engaging life. But

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    beds - ??? boxes y'x2'6" ??? from the

    ??? ??? ??? about 12 " long. ??? ???

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    in the middle of the room. The door is

    covered with a ??? of ??? ???

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  • November 27, 2018 15:48:56 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    My beloved Darling Wife,

    While we stay here I am ??? one

    announcements a certain ??? of energy and

    here is no worry from the enemies. But for

    these ??? I think that the ??? "???"

    what ??? knew uninvited by a ???

    shift ???. For way I ??? this is really

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    main ??? we came ??? the ??? is

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    which where ??? ??? well ???. The

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    the quite happy & engaging life. But

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    ??? about 10 ??? square. We have ???

    beds - ??? boxes y'x2'6" ??? from the

    ??? ??? ??? about 12 " long. ??? ???

    is "worker ??? " & there is a ??? table

    in the middle of the room. The door is

    covered with a ??? of ??? ???


  • November 27, 2018 15:47:12 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    My beloved Darling Wife,

    While we stay here I am ??? one

    announcements a certain ??? of energy and

    here is no worry from the enemies. But for

    these ??? I think that the ??? "???"

    what ??? knew uninvited by a ???

    shift ???. For way I ??? this is really

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    the quite happy & engaging life. But

    ??? of the hut ( Hall, ??? ) is an ???


  • November 27, 2018 15:44:16 Paraskevas Dimitropoulos

    My beloved Darling Wife,

    While we stay here I am ??? one

    announcements a certain ??? of energy and

    here is no worry from the enemies. But for

    these ??? I think that the ??? "???"

    what ??? knew uninvited by a ???

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