Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 32

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                    14/3/17

My Own Darling Wife,

              The war goes on + the shells

keep wizzing over our heads

bearing messages of love + peace

to the Boche. We continue in our

dug outs in support passing the

day in resting + such amusements

as making returns + reports. The

need grows no less and our

working parties find the same task

for them each night. The trench

which they made so clean the night

before they find filled up again +

so the work goes on. One realises

how much one eats when it has

to be carried a mile or two across

muddy country. The food is

good + only the water vile but

even that we do not notice as

we use most of it in the

form of tea. We drink tea with

every meal + large quantities of

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                    14/3/17

My Own Darling Wife,

              The war goes on + the shells

keep wizzing over our heads

bearing messages of love + peace

to the Boche. We continue in our

dug outs in support passing the

day in resting + such amusements

as making returns + reports. The

need grows no less and our

working parties find the same task

for them each night. The trench

which they made so clean the night

before they find filled up again +

so the work goes on. One realises

how much one eats when it has

to be carried a mile or two across

muddy country. The food is

good + only the water vile but

even that we do not notice as

we use most of it in the

form of tea. We drink tea with

every meal + large quantities of


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  • December 6, 2018 19:20:24 Thomas A. Lingner

                        14/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                  The war goes on + the shells

    keep wizzing over our heads

    bearing messages of love + peace

    to the Boche. We continue in our

    dug outs in support passing the

    day in resting + such amusements

    as making returns + reports. The

    need grows no less and our

    working parties find the same task

    for them each night. The trench

    which they made so clean the night

    before they find filled up again +

    so the work goes on. One realises

    how much one eats when it has

    to be carried a mile or two across

    muddy country. The food is

    good + only the water vile but

    even that we do not notice as

    we use most of it in the

    form of tea. We drink tea with

    every meal + large quantities of

  • December 3, 2018 20:14:09 Annick Rodriguez

                        14/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                  The war goes on + the shells

    keep wizzing over our heads

    leaving messages of love + peace

    to the Boche. We continue in our

    dug outs in support passing the

    day in resting + such ...

    as making returns + reports. The

    ... grows no less and our

    working parties find the same last

    for them made so clean the night

    before they find filled up again +

    so the work goes on One realises

    how much one eats when it has

    to be carried a miler or two across

    muddy country The food is

    good + only the water vile but

    even that we do not notice as

    we use most of it in the

    form often We drink tea with

    every meal + large quantities of


  • December 3, 2018 20:11:08 Annick Rodriguez

                        14/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

                  The war goes on + the shells

    keep wizzing over our heads

    leaving messages of love + peace

    to the Boche. We continue in our

    dug outs in support passing the

    day in resting + such ...

    as making returns + reports. The



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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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  • Western Front




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