Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 162

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Can anyone believe that Germany will offer

peace on terms acceptable to the majority

she has still a huge fighting machine, she

holds huge tracts of allied countries

and although she has completely failed

in her objective her army is still a long way

from the Rhine. Russia may possibly

make a big offensive operation + big

pushes may be made by the French +

English but this will take time. Still

the year is young yet and is big with

possibilities. The unexpected still happens

in war + possibly relying on this we

are optimistic. I have heard much talk

about the end of the war but the

arguments are not convincing as they are

often the same as we heard in the first

few weeks of the war. All my men write

home + say "it will soon be over" even if they

have not seen or heard any news for

weeks. Being out here those people may look

upon them as good judges although they

know less of the front than they would do

were they at home

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Can anyone believe that Germany will offer

peace on terms acceptable to the majority

she has still a huge fighting machine, she

holds huge tracts of allied countries

and although she has completely failed

in her objective her army is still a long way

from the Rhine. Russia may possibly

make a big offensive operation + big

pushes may be made by the French +

English but this will take time. Still

the year is young yet and is big with

possibilities. The unexpected still happens

in war + possibly relying on this we

are optimistic. I have heard much talk

about the end of the war but the

arguments are not convincing as they are

often the same as we heard in the first

few weeks of the war. All my men write

home + say "it will soon be over" even if they

have not seen or heard any news for

weeks. Being out here those people may look

upon them as good judges although they

know less of the front than they would do

were they at home


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  • December 11, 2018 20:21:45 Thomas A. Lingner

    Can anyone believe that Germany will offer

    peace on terms acceptable to the majority

    she has still a huge fighting machine, she

    holds huge tracts of allied countries

    and although she has completely failed

    in her objective her army is still a long way

    from the Rhine. Russia may possibly

    make a big offensive operation + big

    pushes may be made by the French +

    English but this will take time. Still

    the year is young yet and is big with

    possibilities. The unexpected still happens

    in war + possibly relying on this we

    are optimistic. I have heard much talk

    about the end of the war but the

    arguments are not convincing as they are

    often the same as we heard in the first

    few weeks of the war. All my men write

    home + say "it will soon be over" even if they

    have not seen or heard any news for

    weeks. Being out here those people may look

    upon them as good judges although they

    know less of the front than they would do

    were they at home

  • December 11, 2018 18:19:19 Annick Rodriguez

    Can anyone believe that Germany will offer

    peace on terms acceptable to the majority

    she has still a huge fighting machine, she

    holds huge  track of allied countries

    and although she has completely failed

    in her objective her army is still a long way

    from the Rhine. Russia may possibly

    make a big offensive operation + big

    pushe may be may by the French +

    English but this will take time. Still

    the year is young yet and is big with

    possibilities. The unexpected still happens

    in war + possibly relying on this we

    are optimistic. I have heard much talk

    about the end of the war but the

    arguments are not convincing  as they are

    often the same as we heard in the first

    few weeks of the war. All my men write

    home + say " it will soon be over" even if they

    have not seen or heard any news for

    weeks. Being out here these people may look

    upon them as good judges although they

    know less of the front than they would be

    were they at home


  • December 11, 2018 18:15:03 Annick Rodriguez

    Can anyone believe that Germany will offer

    peace on terms acceptable to the majority

    she has still a huge fighting machine, she

    holds huge  track of allied countries

    and although she has completely failed

    in her objective her army is still a long way

    from the Rhine. Russia may possibly

    make a big offensive operation + big

    pushe may be may by the French +

    English but this will take time. Still

    the year is young yet and is big with

    possibilities. The unexpected still happens


  • December 11, 2018 18:13:30 Annick Rodriguez

    Can anyone believe that Germany will offer

    peace on terms acceptable to the majority

    she has still a huge fighting machine, she

    holds huge  track of allied countries

    and although she has completely failed

    in her objective her army is still a long way


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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May 22, 1917
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  • Western Front




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