Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 95

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I had a letter from Wendel & he seems

to be going along all right. We went

off to support a "stunt" the other 

night & dug ourselves in under a

bank to give the Boche less chance

of hitting us. It was a bit wet &

very cold so that one was tempted

to walk about & get warm in spite

of the extra risk. You see a shell

mostly whistles to let one know that 

it is arriving. We got back safely

to our cellar about 6 am the next

morning - as the supports were not

used. Had hot porridge & tea &

turned in until breakfast at

12:30. I was somewhat tired when

I got back as I had spent the

morning walking & looking over the

ground & there was of course no

chance of sleep during the night. 

We expected to take over some

trenches last night, but instead

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I had a letter from Wendel & he seems

to be going along all right. We went

off to support a "stunt" the other 

night & dug ourselves in under a

bank to give the Boche less chance

of hitting us. It was a bit wet &

very cold so that one was tempted

to walk about & get warm in spite

of the extra risk. You see a shell

mostly whistles to let one know that 

it is arriving. We got back safely

to our cellar about 6 am the next

morning - as the supports were not

used. Had hot porridge & tea &

turned in until breakfast at

12:30. I was somewhat tired when

I got back as I had spent the

morning walking & looking over the

ground & there was of course no

chance of sleep during the night. 

We expected to take over some

trenches last night, but instead


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  • December 8, 2018 18:02:24 Thomas A. Lingner

    4

    I had a letter from Wendel & he seems

    to be going along all right. We went

    off to support a "stunt" the other 

    night & dug ourselves in under a

    bank to give the Boche less chance

    of hitting us. It was a bit wet &

    very cold so that one was tempted

    to walk about & get warm in spite

    of the extra risk. You see a shell

    mostly whistles to let one know that 

    it is arriving. We got back safely

    to our cellar about 6 am the next

    morning - as the supports were not

    used. Had hot porridge & tea &

    turned in until breakfast at

    12:30. I was somewhat tired when

    I got back as I had spent the

    morning walking & looking over the

    ground & there was of course no

    chance of sleep during the night. 

    We expected to take over some

    trenches last night, but instead

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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5037 / 56463
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kate Ward
License
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April 17, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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