Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 218

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we have a real good home now

& so this half of our tour of duty

will probably pass pleasantly. The

second half we spend in another

trench. We have almost completed

another "dug out," also more or less

proof against nasty things, for a

bed room & hope to get it completed

to-night. We are very fortunate

this time in getting a fair amount

of materials. In other places it has

generally been a case of "making

bricks without straw." I think we were

all fairly tired when we turned in

half an hour after daylight this

morning: from 10 am to 4 am is 

quite a useful stretch to work

even if the work is not very

strenuous.

  We were glad to get the good

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we have a real good home now

& so this half of our tour of duty

will probably pass pleasantly. The

second half we spend in another

trench. We have almost completed

another "dug out," also more or less

proof against nasty things, for a

bed room & hope to get it completed

to-night. We are very fortunate

this time in getting a fair amount

of materials. In other places it has

generally been a case of "making

bricks without straw." I think we were

all fairly tired when we turned in

half an hour after daylight this

morning: from 10 am to 4 am is 

quite a useful stretch to work

even if the work is not very

strenuous.

  We were glad to get the good


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  • December 14, 2018 19:04:38 Thomas A. Lingner

    we have a real good home now

    & so this half of our tour of duty

    will probably pass pleasantly. The

    second half we spend in another

    trench. We have almost completed

    another "dug out," also more or less

    proof against nasty things, for a

    bed room & hope to get it completed

    to-night. We are very fortunate

    this time in getting a fair amount

    of materials. In other places it has

    generally been a case of "making

    bricks without straw." I think we were

    all fairly tired when we turned in

    half an hour after daylight this

    morning: from 10 am to 4 am is 

    quite a useful stretch to work

    even if the work is not very

    strenuous.

      We were glad to get the good

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 56591
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kate Ward
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


June 9, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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