Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 216

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                       9/6/17

My Own Darling Wife,

       I told you we had a

good rain storm on the afternoon of the

7th + that I expected these trenches

would be full of water. We slipped

all over the place marching up

for all the tracks are across fields

of claying soil. When we got to

the trenches we found they were

just lovely. The night was fairly

dark, through it got a little lighter

about 2 am. In some places they

had managed to get the water

away + in others there was anything

up to 2 ft of water. We set to

work and by hard digging managed

to get rid of much of the water

+ by daylight we had got

the parts of the trench we were

using drained + also dry ? places

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                       9/6/17

My Own Darling Wife,

       I told you we had a

good rain storm on the afternoon of the

7th + that I expected these trenches

would be full of water. We slipped

all over the place marching up

for all the tracks are across fields

of claying soil. When we got to

the trenches we found they were

just lovely. The night was fairly

dark, through it got a little lighter

about 2 am. In some places they

had managed to get the water

away + in others there was anything

up to 2 ft of water. We set to

work and by hard digging managed

to get rid of much of the water

+ by daylight we had got

the parts of the trench we were

using drained + also dry ? places


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  • December 14, 2018 18:55:03 Thomas A. Lingner

                           9/6/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

           I told you we had a

    good rain storm on the afternoon of the

    7th + that I expected these trenches

    would be full of water. We slipped

    all over the place marching up

    for all the tracks are across fields

    of claying soil. When we got to

    the trenches we found they were

    just lovely. The night was fairly

    dark, through it got a little lighter

    about 2 am. In some places they

    had managed to get the water

    away + in others there was anything

    up to 2 ft of water. We set to

    work and by hard digging managed

    to get rid of much of the water

    + by daylight we had got

    the parts of the trench we were

    using drained + also dry ? places

  • December 14, 2018 17:52:45 Annick Rodriguez

                           9/6/17

    My Own Darling Wife

           I told you we had a

    good rain storm on the afternoon of the

    7th + that I expected these  trenches

    would be full of water We ...

    all over the place marching up

    for all the tracks are across fields

    of claying soil When we got to

    the trenches we found they were

    just lovely. The night was fairly

    dark, through it got a little lighter

    about 2 am. In some places they

    had managed to get the water

    away + in others there was anything

    up to 2 ft of water. We set to

    work and by hard digging managed

    to get rid of much of the water

    + by daylight we had ...  get

    the parts of the trench we were

    using drained + also dry ? places


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Kate Ward
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June 9, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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