Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 205

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letter damaged down the right hand side  

                    D

+ even war is not all excitement for

there are long gaps - periods of waiting

+ working for the next move. There is

nothing very interesting in the daily

routine in trenches- especially so when

the Boche is not very active and it

is not possible on the other hand to

do much damage to him. There we sit

down while the guns talk from behind.

     I hope you are all keeping well

what a lot of work you will have 

preparing for the move to Grantham +

what excitement when you actually

get back into your own Home. Hope

it will not be long before I join 

you but like you I do not see

much prospect of the war being

over for a long time. Of course there

are all sorts of rumours floating

- some possible + some highly 

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letter damaged down the right hand side  

                    D

+ even war is not all excitement for

there are long gaps - periods of waiting

+ working for the next move. There is

nothing very interesting in the daily

routine in trenches- especially so when

the Boche is not very active and it

is not possible on the other hand to

do much damage to him. There we sit

down while the guns talk from behind.

     I hope you are all keeping well

what a lot of work you will have 

preparing for the move to Grantham +

what excitement when you actually

get back into your own Home. Hope

it will not be long before I join 

you but like you I do not see

much prospect of the war being

over for a long time. Of course there

are all sorts of rumours floating

- some possible + some highly 


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  • September 2, 2019 09:52:33 Stella Watkin

    letter damaged down the right hand side  

                        D

    + even war is not all excitement for

    there are long gaps - periods of waiting

    + working for the next move. There is

    nothing very interesting in the daily

    routine in trenches- especially so when

    the Boche is not very active and it

    is not possible on the other hand to

    do much damage to him. There we sit

    down while the guns talk from behind.

         I hope you are all keeping well

    what a lot of work you will have 

    preparing for the move to Grantham +

    what excitement when you actually

    get back into your own Home. Hope

    it will not be long before I join 

    you but like you I do not see

    much prospect of the war being

    over for a long time. Of course there

    are all sorts of rumours floating

    - some possible + some highly 

  • December 25, 2018 11:09:37 Stella Watkin

                        D

    + even war is not all excitement for

    there are long gaps - periods of waiting

    + working for the next move. There is

    nothing very interesting in the daily

    routine in trenches- especially so when

    the Boche is not very active and it

    is not possible on the other hand to

    do much damage to him. There we sit

    down while the guns talk from behind.

         I hope you are all keeping well

    what a lot of work you will have 

    preparing for the move to Grantham +

    what excitement when you actually

    get back into your own Home. Hope

    it will not be long before I join 

    you but like you I do not see

    much prospect of the war being

    over for a long time. Of course there

    are all sorts of rumours floating

    - some possible + some highly 


  • December 14, 2018 18:32:23 Thomas A. Lingner

                        D

    + even war is not all excitement for

    there are long gaps - periods of waiting

    + working for the next move. There is

    nothing very interesting in the daily

    routine in trenches- especially so when

    the Boche is not very active and it

    is not possible on the other hand to

    do much damage to him. There we sit

    down while the guns talk from behind.

         I hope you are all keeping well

    what a lot of wash you will have 

    preparing for the move to Grantham +

    what excitement when you actually

    get back into your own Home. Hope

    it will not be long before I join 

    you but like you I do not see

    much prospect of the war being

    over for a long time. Of course there

    are all sorts of rumours floating

    - some possible + some highly 


  • December 12, 2018 18:46:36 Annick Rodriguez

                        D/

    + even war is not all excitement for

    there are long gaps. periods of waiting

    + working for the next move There is

    nothing very interesting in the daily

    routine in trenches- especially so when

    the Boche is not very active and it

    is not possible on the other hand to

    do much damage  to him There we sit

    down while the guns talk from behind

         I hope you are all keeping well

    what a lot of wash you will have 

    preparing for the move to Grantham +

    what excitement when you actually

    get back into your own Home Hope

    it will not be long before I join 

    you but like you I do not see

    much prospect of the war being

    over for a long time Of course missing

    are all sorts of rumours floating

    - some possible + some highly missing


  • December 12, 2018 18:45:58 Annick Rodriguez

                        D/

    + even war is not all excitement for

    there are long gaps. periods of waiting

    + working for the next move There is

    nothing very interesting in the daily

    routine in trenches- especially so when

    the Boche is not very active and it

    is not possible on the other hand to

    do much damage  to him There we sit

    down while the guns talk from behind

         I hope you are all keeping well

    what a lot of wash you will have 

    preparing for the move to Grantham +

    what excitement when you actually

    get back into your own Home Hope

    it will not be long before I join 

    you but like you I do not see

    much prospect of the war being


  • December 12, 2018 18:44:06 Annick Rodriguez

                        D/

    + even war is not all excitement for

    there are long gaps. periods of waiting

    + working for the next move There is

    nothing very interesting in the daily

    routine in trenches- especially so when

    the Boche is not very active and it

    is not possible on the other hand to

    do much damage  to him There we sit

    down while the guns talk from behind

         I hope you are all keeping well

    what a lot


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Kate Ward
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June 4, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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