Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 174

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24/5/17

My Own Darling Marion,

       I didn't get a chance to write

yesterday as I was out on a joy ride. Hooper

Payne, Badley, Dr, Coulson + I went. I had

breakfast at 5:45 then a run across

county on Sally to catch a motor lorry.

About 40 miles in that & we got to our

destination. We passed through where

we had our first tour in the trenches

when we first came out. The trenches 

looked somewhat different all fallen

in & the grass growing quickly has

partly hidden the numerous shell

holes - still the place looks a wilderness.

It was strange to see people working

in the fields - the first cow almost 

drew a cheer & altogether the journey

was very interesting. Imagine what

some of us thought when we

saw the first woman (she was very

old) but we passed a pretty

"flapper" a mile farther on. I think

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24/5/17

My Own Darling Marion,

       I didn't get a chance to write

yesterday as I was out on a joy ride. Hooper

Payne, Badley, Dr, Coulson + I went. I had

breakfast at 5:45 then a run across

county on Sally to catch a motor lorry.

About 40 miles in that & we got to our

destination. We passed through where

we had our first tour in the trenches

when we first came out. The trenches 

looked somewhat different all fallen

in & the grass growing quickly has

partly hidden the numerous shell

holes - still the place looks a wilderness.

It was strange to see people working

in the fields - the first cow almost 

drew a cheer & altogether the journey

was very interesting. Imagine what

some of us thought when we

saw the first woman (she was very

old) but we passed a pretty

"flapper" a mile farther on. I think


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  • December 12, 2018 02:32:15 Thomas A. Lingner

    24/5/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

           I didn't get a chance to write

    yesterday as I was out on a joy ride. Hooper

    Payne, Badley, Dr, Coulson + I went. I had

    breakfast at 5:45 then a run across

    county on Sally to catch a motor lorry.

    About 40 miles in that & we got to our

    destination. We passed through where

    we had our first tour in the trenches

    when we first came out. The trenches 

    looked somewhat different all fallen

    in & the grass growing quickly has

    partly hidden the numerous shell

    holes - still the place looks a wilderness.

    It was strange to see people working

    in the fields - the first cow almost 

    drew a cheer & altogether the journey

    was very interesting. Imagine what

    some of us thought when we

    saw the first woman (she was very

    old) but we passed a pretty

    "flapper" a mile farther on. I think

  • December 12, 2018 01:42:45 Annick Rodriguez

                             24/5/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

           I didn't get a chance to write

    yesterday ad I was out on a joy ride. Hooper

    Payne, Badley, Dr, Carlson + I went  I had

    breakfast at 5.45 then a run across

    county our Sully to catch a motor 


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


ID
5037 / 56544
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kate Ward
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


May 24, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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