Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 285

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and so I have a good walk to

get round the posts. There is also

the advantage that it is possible

to get round the trenches by day

in this area. It seems strange

to get back to real trench 

warfare again.

  Yes Sweetheart it would be

good if you were preparing for

my coming home now with the

war ended. Perhaps it may end

sooner than we expect for it is

still the unexpected that

happens in war. The newspapers

are getting quite cheerful at

times by the way of a change

but they still fail to attain

to the spirit of cheerfulness

that is the rule out here.

- even in the mud & rain.

Holmes tells me that dinner will

be served in a few minutes

- that means I must clear off

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and so I have a good walk to

get round the posts. There is also

the advantage that it is possible

to get round the trenches by day

in this area. It seems strange

to get back to real trench 

warfare again.

  Yes Sweetheart it would be

good if you were preparing for

my coming home now with the

war ended. Perhaps it may end

sooner than we expect for it is

still the unexpected that

happens in war. The newspapers

are getting quite cheerful at

times by the way of a change

but they still fail to attain

to the spirit of cheerfulness

that is the rule out here.

- even in the mud & rain.

Holmes tells me that dinner will

be served in a few minutes

- that means I must clear off


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  • December 16, 2018 17:12:44 Thomas A. Lingner

    and so I have a good walk to

    get round the posts. There is also

    the advantage that it is possible

    to get round the trenches by day

    in this area. It seems strange

    to get back to real trench 

    warfare again.

      Yes Sweetheart it would be

    good if you were preparing for

    my coming home now with the

    war ended. Perhaps it may end

    sooner than we expect for it is

    still the unexpected that

    happens in war. The newspapers

    are getting quite cheerful at

    times by the way of a change

    but they still fail to attain

    to the spirit of cheerfulness

    that is the rule out here.

    - even in the mud & rain.

    Holmes tells me that dinner will

    be served in a few minutes

    - that means I must clear off

  • December 16, 2018 17:12:32 Thomas A. Lingner

    and so I have a good walk to

    get round the posts. There is also

    the advantage that it is possible

    to get round the trenches by day

    in this area. It seems strange

    to get back to real trench 

    warfare again.

      Yes sweetheart it would be

    good if you were preparing for

    my coming home now with the

    war ended. Perhaps it may end

    sooner than we expect for it is

    still the unexpected that

    happens in war. The newspapers

    are getting quite cheerful at

    times by the way of a change

    but they still fail to attain

    to the spirit of cheerfulness

    that is the rule out here.

    - even in the mud & rain.

    Holmes tells me that dinner will

    be served in a few minutes

    - that means I must clear off


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 56658
Source
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Contributor
Kate Ward
License
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July 2, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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