Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 63

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31/3/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  Many thanks, your parcel

has arrived safely tonight & the cake

was eaten for supper, with mugs of

steaming cocoa. You would not think

much of my present home. It is very

home made & is neither wind nor rain proof

at any point. Its one good feature is

the stove which we installed & by 

which we can get warm & possibly

dry. On two sides there are cracked

brick walls, on one of which there is a

manger with a hay rack above it.

Another side consists of a heap of bricks

& the forth is one we made of

wood, held up by heaps of bricks,

and some of the cracks we have

endeavored (without much success)

to fill up with shavings. The roof

is made of broken planks resting 

on two iron girders, we have covered

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31/3/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  Many thanks, your parcel

has arrived safely tonight & the cake

was eaten for supper, with mugs of

steaming cocoa. You would not think

much of my present home. It is very

home made & is neither wind nor rain proof

at any point. Its one good feature is

the stove which we installed & by 

which we can get warm & possibly

dry. On two sides there are cracked

brick walls, on one of which there is a

manger with a hay rack above it.

Another side consists of a heap of bricks

& the forth is one we made of

wood, held up by heaps of bricks,

and some of the cracks we have

endeavored (without much success)

to fill up with shavings. The roof

is made of broken planks resting 

on two iron girders, we have covered


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  • December 6, 2018 20:38:33 Thomas A. Lingner

    31/3/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

      Many thanks, your parcel

    has arrived safely tonight & the cake

    was eaten for supper, with mugs of

    steaming cocoa. You would not think

    much of my present home. It is very

    home made & is neither wind nor rain proof

    at any point. Its one good feature is

    the stove which we installed & by 

    which we can get warm & possibly

    dry. On two sides there are cracked

    brick walls, on one of which there is a

    manger with a hay rack above it.

    Another side consists of a heap of bricks

    & the forth is one we made of

    wood, held up by heaps of bricks,

    and some of the cracks we have

    endeavored (without much success)

    to fill up with shavings. The roof

    is made of broken planks resting 

    on two iron girders, we have covered

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


ID
5037 / 56305
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kate Ward
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


March 31, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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