Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 181

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29/5/17

My Own Darling Marion,

  A change of scene

I am writing this letter sitting on

leaning against a sapling in a

we left our tents last night & 

up here in the summer rain.

to find a tent for myself & shelter

my men but my expectations were

realised & I found a hole in the ground

covered with corrugated iron for

We had to set to & make shelters

the men. Fortunately the rain stopped

the work progressed favourably 

by 2 am everyone was more or less

under cover. We are still a 

from the Boche & up to the

he has not troubled us with

nasty shells. This wood

There are very few large trees

bushes from eight to ten feet

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29/5/17

My Own Darling Marion,

  A change of scene

I am writing this letter sitting on

leaning against a sapling in a

we left our tents last night & 

up here in the summer rain.

to find a tent for myself & shelter

my men but my expectations were

realised & I found a hole in the ground

covered with corrugated iron for

We had to set to & make shelters

the men. Fortunately the rain stopped

the work progressed favourably 

by 2 am everyone was more or less

under cover. We are still a 

from the Boche & up to the

he has not troubled us with

nasty shells. This wood

There are very few large trees

bushes from eight to ten feet


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  • December 12, 2018 15:14:24 Thomas A. Lingner

    29/5/17

    My Own Darling Marion,

      A change of scene

    I am writing this letter sitting on

    leaning against a sapling in a

    we left our tents last night & 

    up here in the summer rain.

    to find a tent for myself & shelter

    my men but my expectations were

    realised & I found a hole in the ground

    covered with corrugated iron for

    We had to set to & make shelters

    the men. Fortunately the rain stopped

    the work progressed favourably 

    by 2 am everyone was more or less

    under cover. We are still a 

    from the Boche & up to the

    he has not troubled us with

    nasty shells. This wood

    There are very few large trees

    bushes from eight to ten feet

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 56551
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kate Ward
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


May 29, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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