Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 175

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the last time we actually saw

any member of the fair sex was on

March 4th. The town was very 

interesting. The houses actually 

had roofs on & the people - crowds of

them - were walking about the streets

with nothing to disturb them. We found

we could only use the cafés 

between 12 & 2 pm, & 6 pm & 8. It was

also a meatless day. However we

had an excellent lunch with

roast chicken as the chief dish (not

reckoned as meat). The table cloth

was clean & white, the glasses shone 

& there were clean plates, knives &c.

for each course. It cost me 20 f

but for one day in three months

I thought it was well worth while.

The shops were very interesting but

many of the things were dear while

some were very cheap. I wanted to

buy lots of things to send home but

time was short & it is difficult to

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the last time we actually saw

any member of the fair sex was on

March 4th. The town was very 

interesting. The houses actually 

had roofs on & the people - crowds of

them - were walking about the streets

with nothing to disturb them. We found

we could only use the cafés 

between 12 & 2 pm, & 6 pm & 8. It was

also a meatless day. However we

had an excellent lunch with

roast chicken as the chief dish (not

reckoned as meat). The table cloth

was clean & white, the glasses shone 

& there were clean plates, knives &c.

for each course. It cost me 20 f

but for one day in three months

I thought it was well worth while.

The shops were very interesting but

many of the things were dear while

some were very cheap. I wanted to

buy lots of things to send home but

time was short & it is difficult to


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  • December 12, 2018 02:59:05 Thomas A. Lingner

    the last time we actually saw

    any member of the fair sex was on

    March 4th. The town was very 

    interesting. The houses actually 

    had roofs on & the people - crowds of

    them - were walking about the streets

    with nothing to disturb them. We found

    we could only use the cafés 

    between 12 & 2 pm, & 6 pm & 8. It was

    also a meatless day. However we

    had an excellent lunch with

    roast chicken as the chief dish (not

    reckoned as meat). The table cloth

    was clean & white, the glasses shone 

    & there were clean plates, knives &c.

    for each course. It cost me 20 f

    but for one day in three months

    I thought it was well worth while.

    The shops were very interesting but

    many of the things were dear while

    some were very cheap. I wanted to

    buy lots of things to send home but

    time was short & it is difficult to

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 56545
Source
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Contributor
Kate Ward
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May 24, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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