Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 126

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not to set to work & build a

shelter. Headquarters have been

making themselves palaces a

little farther away. The big

guns were just by their shed

& when they fired they shook the

shed & knocked off the loose

tiles & rattled the corrugated 

iron. They - personal of H'd'qtrs - got

headaches instead of pleasant

sleep so they decided to flit.

  The Padre was round this

morning & wanted me to believe

with him that the war would 

be over in August. He is

evidently thinking of his summer

holidays. I'd like to think that

the Boche will give in by then

but it will be a rapid change

of tune if he does. I expect

America will claim the honour

of ending the biggest war

in history (by fright) if she doesn't

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not to set to work & build a

shelter. Headquarters have been

making themselves palaces a

little farther away. The big

guns were just by their shed

& when they fired they shook the

shed & knocked off the loose

tiles & rattled the corrugated 

iron. They - personal of H'd'qtrs - got

headaches instead of pleasant

sleep so they decided to flit.

  The Padre was round this

morning & wanted me to believe

with him that the war would 

be over in August. He is

evidently thinking of his summer

holidays. I'd like to think that

the Boche will give in by then

but it will be a rapid change

of tune if he does. I expect

America will claim the honour

of ending the biggest war

in history (by fright) if she doesn't


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  • December 10, 2018 19:38:45 Thomas A. Lingner

    not to set to work & build a

    shelter. Headquarters have been

    making themselves palaces a

    little farther away. The big

    guns were just by their shed

    & when they fired they shook the

    shed & knocked off the loose

    tiles & rattled the corrugated 

    iron. They - personal of H'd'qtrs - got

    headaches instead of pleasant

    sleep so they decided to flit.

      The Padre was round this

    morning & wanted me to believe

    with him that the war would 

    be over in August. He is

    evidently thinking of his summer

    holidays. I'd like to think that

    the Boche will give in by then

    but it will be a rapid change

    of tune if he does. I expect

    America will claim the honour

    of ending the biggest war

    in history (by fright) if she doesn't

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 56496
Source
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Contributor
Kate Ward
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


May 4, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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