Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 413

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sandwiches and a bottle of "Grave"

- light French wine. All this time

we were rushing across France at

various speeds - sometimes about

two miles per hour & once we

possibly reached the giddy speed

of almost forty miles. We probably

averaged (without stops) somewhere

about 15 miles per hour. After

breakfast Monson joined us &

he & I played the CO & Fox at Bridge.

We played for hours & at the finish

there was very little in it. We

had more sandwiches & a melon

in the afternoon & we called that

lunch. About 5 pm we reached

our destination station & after an hour

in the station set off to march 

here - about 8 miles. This time

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sandwiches and a bottle of "Grave"

- light French wine. All this time

we were rushing across France at

various speeds - sometimes about

two miles per hour & once we

possibly reached the giddy speed

of almost forty miles. We probably

averaged (without stops) somewhere

about 15 miles per hour. After

breakfast Monson joined us &

he & I played the CO & Fox at Bridge.

We played for hours & at the finish

there was very little in it. We

had more sandwiches & a melon

in the afternoon & we called that

lunch. About 5 pm we reached

our destination station & after an hour

in the station set off to march 

here - about 8 miles. This time


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  • December 20, 2018 22:51:21 Thomas A. Lingner

    sandwiches and a bottle of "Grave"

    - light French wine. All this time

    we were rushing across France at

    various speeds - sometimes about

    two miles per hour & once we

    possibly reached the giddy speed

    of almost forty miles. We probably

    averaged (without stops) somewhere

    about 15 miles per hour. After

    breakfast Monson joined us &

    he & I played the CO & Fox at Bridge.

    We played for hours & at the finish

    there was very little in it. We

    had more sandwiches & a melon

    in the afternoon & we called that

    lunch. About 5 pm we reached

    our destination station & after an hour

    in the station set off to march 

    here - about 8 miles. This time

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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September 1, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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