Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 21

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                                      8/3/17

My Own Darling Wife,

                   We moved into the line on Tuesday

and found Brother Boshe fairly calm. The

mud can only be described in terms which

would not pass any censor. However the

frost has come again and the mud is

much less in evidence. My men are

behaving splendidly and even those in

uncomfortable places are bright + cheerful.

They play the game of war as well as

they used to play other games and the

risks they counted upon are treated

as part of the play. Some of course

are better at the game than others

but every man seems to be doing

well. These trenches are not so good

as some I know of and in parts

it is impossible to move about by

daylight so work &c. et cetera has all to be

done whilst you sleep. The moon

keeps smiling on us when we should

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                                      8/3/17

My Own Darling Wife,

                   We moved into the line on Tuesday

and found Brother Boshe fairly calm. The

mud can only be described in terms which

would not pass any censor. However the

frost has come again and the mud is

much less in evidence. My men are

behaving splendidly and even those in

uncomfortable places are bright + cheerful.

They play the game of war as well as

they used to play other games and the

risks they counted upon are treated

as part of the play. Some of course

are better at the game than others

but every man seems to be doing

well. These trenches are not so good

as some I know of and in parts

it is impossible to move about by

daylight so work &c. et cetera has all to be

done whilst you sleep. The moon

keeps smiling on us when we should


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  • December 5, 2018 19:28:27 Thomas A. Lingner

                                          8/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       We moved into the line on Tuesday

    and found Brother Boshe fairly calm. The

    mud can only be described in terms which

    would not pass any censor. However the

    frost has come again and the mud is

    much less in evidence. My men are

    behaving splendidly and even those in

    uncomfortable places are bright + cheerful.

    They play the game of war as well as

    they used to play other games and the

    risks they counted upon are treated

    as part of the play. Some of course

    are better at the game than others

    but every man seems to be doing

    well. These trenches are not so good

    as some I know of and in parts

    it is impossible to move about by

    daylight so work &c. et cetera has all to be

    done whilst you sleep. The moon

    keeps smiling on us when we should

  • December 1, 2018 22:37:12 Annick Rodriguez

                                          8/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       We moved into the line on Tuesday

    and found Brother Boshe fairly calm. The

    mud can only be described in terms which

    would not pass any censor. However the

    frost has come again and the mud is

    much less in evidence. My men are

    behaving splendidly and even those in

    uncomfortable places are bright + cheerful.

    They play the game of war as well as

    they used to play other games and the

    risks they counted upon are treated

    as part of the play Some of course

    are better at the game than others

    but every man seems to be doing

    well. These trenches are not so good

    as some I know of and in parts

    it is impossible to move about by

    daylight so work tc has all to be

    done whilst your sleep. The moon

    keeps smiling on us when we should


  • December 1, 2018 22:31:31 Annick Rodriguez

                                          8/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       We moved into the line on Tuesday

    and found Brother Boshe fairly calm. The

    mud can only be described in terms which

    would not pass any censor. However the

    frost has come again and the mud is

    much less in evidence. My men are

    behaving splendidly and even those in

    uncomfortable places are bright + cheerful.

    They play the game of war as well as

    they used to play other games and the

    risks they counted upon are treated

    as part of the play Some of course

    are better at the game than others

    but every man seems to be doing

    well. These trenches are not so good

    as some I know of and in parts

    it is impossible to move about by

    daylight so work tc has all to be

    done whilst your sleep. The moon

    keeps 


  • December 1, 2018 22:29:02 Annick Rodriguez

                                          8/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       We moved into the line on Tuesday

    and found Brother Boshe fairly calm. The

    mud can only be described in terms which

    would not pass any censor. However the

    frost has come again and the mud is

    much less in evidence. My men are

    behaving splendidly and even those in

    uncomfortable places are bright + cheerful.

    They play the game of war as well as

    they used to play other games and the



  • December 1, 2018 22:28:18 Annick Rodriguez

                                          8/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       We moved into the line on Tuesday

    and found Brother Boshe fairly calm. The

    mud can only be described in terms which

    would not pass any censor. However the

    frost has come again and the mud is

    much less in evidence. My men are

    behaving splendidly and even those in



  • December 1, 2018 22:27:34 Annick Rodriguez

                                          8/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                       We moved into the line on Tuesday

    and found Brother Boshe fairly calm. The

    mud can only be described in terms which

    would not pass any censor. However the



  • December 1, 2018 22:26:25 Annick Rodriguez

                                          8/3/17



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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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March 8, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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