Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 139

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this. That does appear as if 

Hindenberg was telling the Kaiser

the truth when he said our

offensive had come to a standstill.

I think the Boche has a lot to

learn about the British Army yet

we may be bad starters but it

takes a lot to stop us once we

are on the move. I got one bite

from a moskeeto (that doesn't look right)

the other day & I have one of my

usual bumps on the arm. I have

been wearing nothing above the

waist for a few days except a

shirt with the sleeves rolled up

& the front well opened so you

can guess I am "browning some"

When I get in the line I shall have

to wear my tan tunic again. Not

that I want to but just to keep

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this. That does appear as if 

Hindenberg was telling the Kaiser

the truth when he said our

offensive had come to a standstill.

I think the Boche has a lot to

learn about the British Army yet

we may be bad starters but it

takes a lot to stop us once we

are on the move. I got one bite

from a moskeeto (that doesn't look right)

the other day & I have one of my

usual bumps on the arm. I have

been wearing nothing above the

waist for a few days except a

shirt with the sleeves rolled up

& the front well opened so you

can guess I am "browning some"

When I get in the line I shall have

to wear my tan tunic again. Not

that I want to but just to keep


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  • December 21, 2018 14:16:32 Stella Watkin

    this. That does appear as if 

    Hindenberg was telling the Kaiser

    the truth when he said our

    offensive had come to a standstill.

    I think the Boche has a lot to

    learn about the British Army yet

    we may be bad starters but it

    takes a lot to stop us once we

    are on the move. I got one bite

    from a moskeeto (that doesn't look right)

    the other day & I have one of my

    usual bumps on the arm. I have

    been wearing nothing above the

    waist for a few days except a

    shirt with the sleeves rolled up

    & the front well opened so you

    can guess I am "browning some"

    When I get in the line I shall have

    to wear my tan tunic again. Not

    that I want to but just to keep

  • December 10, 2018 21:28:32 Thomas A. Lingner

    this. That does appear as if 

    Hindenberg was telling the Kaiser

    the truth when he said our

    offensive had come to a standstill.

    I think the Boche has a lot to

    learn about the British Army yet

    we may be bad starters but it

    takes a lot to stop us once we

    are on the move. I got one bite

    from a moskeeto (that doesn't look right)

    the other day & I have one of my

    usual bumps on the arm. I have

    been wearing nothing above the

    waist for a few days except a

    shirt with the sleeves rolled up

    & the front well opened so you

    can guess I am "browning some"

    When I get in the line I shall love

    to wear my tan tunic again. Not

    that I want to but just to keep


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Contributor
Kate Ward
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May 7, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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