Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 471

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left side

is going from this Brigade. Yes I 

enjoyed the ride in the tank & there

is nothing uncomfortable about it

except the noise of the powerful

engine - (though by the way the tank

is really a very quiet animal - not

as noisy as Ted's old Packard) &

the heat. A Brigadier of the Tanks

told us to-night that 90% of 

what was written in the newspapers

about tanks was false & the other

10% grossly exaggerated. However I

believe that most of what you read

in future will be nearer the truth. 

On thing that is quite certain is

that they save the lives of hundreds

of infantry men. Am glad you

had a letter from Daisy. Hope her

husband has good luck out

here. It all depends on what part

of the line he goes to. Some places

they don't get troubled much

while in others the Boche pay

right side

them lots of attention. Tell K

Daddy was very pleased to see

his funny man & also the other

pictures in Mammy's letter. You

seem to get my letters in batches.

What a pity. Sorry you had

a bad night Lassie but hope

they will be few & far between.

Your trip to York was not

too pleasant. Who did Kenneth

pick that word up from - not

from me this time. He must

be a cheerful soul. It is good

to read such a lot about him

& to know that he is your comfort

whilst I am away & ours when

I get back. Wonder if Maud

& family did come. Wonder whose

shooting will be the more

dangerous ours or Harry's.

  I guess you would have 

a good talk when Nance Greenwood

turned up. To-day the C.O. was

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left side

is going from this Brigade. Yes I 

enjoyed the ride in the tank & there

is nothing uncomfortable about it

except the noise of the powerful

engine - (though by the way the tank

is really a very quiet animal - not

as noisy as Ted's old Packard) &

the heat. A Brigadier of the Tanks

told us to-night that 90% of 

what was written in the newspapers

about tanks was false & the other

10% grossly exaggerated. However I

believe that most of what you read

in future will be nearer the truth. 

On thing that is quite certain is

that they save the lives of hundreds

of infantry men. Am glad you

had a letter from Daisy. Hope her

husband has good luck out

here. It all depends on what part

of the line he goes to. Some places

they don't get troubled much

while in others the Boche pay

right side

them lots of attention. Tell K

Daddy was very pleased to see

his funny man & also the other

pictures in Mammy's letter. You

seem to get my letters in batches.

What a pity. Sorry you had

a bad night Lassie but hope

they will be few & far between.

Your trip to York was not

too pleasant. Who did Kenneth

pick that word up from - not

from me this time. He must

be a cheerful soul. It is good

to read such a lot about him

& to know that he is your comfort

whilst I am away & ours when

I get back. Wonder if Maud

& family did come. Wonder whose

shooting will be the more

dangerous ours or Harry's.

  I guess you would have 

a good talk when Nance Greenwood

turned up. To-day the C.O. was


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  • January 7, 2019 22:45:18 Stella Watkin

    left side

    is going from this Brigade. Yes I 

    enjoyed the ride in the tank & there

    is nothing uncomfortable about it

    except the noise of the powerful

    engine - (though by the way the tank

    is really a very quiet animal - not

    as noisy as Ted's old Packard) &

    the heat. A Brigadier of the Tanks

    told us to-night that 90% of 

    what was written in the newspapers

    about tanks was false & the other

    10% grossly exaggerated. However I

    believe that most of what you read

    in future will be nearer the truth. 

    On thing that is quite certain is

    that they save the lives of hundreds

    of infantry men. Am glad you

    had a letter from Daisy. Hope her

    husband has good luck out

    here. It all depends on what part

    of the line he goes to. Some places

    they don't get troubled much

    while in others the Boche pay

    right side

    them lots of attention. Tell K

    Daddy was very pleased to see

    his funny man & also the other

    pictures in Mammy's letter. You

    seem to get my letters in batches.

    What a pity. Sorry you had

    a bad night Lassie but hope

    they will be few & far between.

    Your trip to York was not

    too pleasant. Who did Kenneth

    pick that word up from - not

    from me this time. He must

    be a cheerful soul. It is good

    to read such a lot about him

    & to know that he is your comfort

    whilst I am away & ours when

    I get back. Wonder if Maud

    & family did come. Wonder whose

    shooting will be the more

    dangerous ours or Harry's.

      I guess you would have 

    a good talk when Nance Greenwood

    turned up. To-day the C.O. was

  • December 23, 2018 14:33:59 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    is going from this Brigade. Yes I 

    enjoyed the ride in the tank & there

    is nothing uncomfortable about it

    except the noise of the powerful

    engine - (though by the way the tank

    is really a very quiet animal - not

    as noisy as Ted's old Packard) &

    the heat. A Brigadier of the Tanks

    told us to-night that 90% of 

    what was written in the newspapers

    about tanks was false & the other

    10% grossly exaggerated. However I

    believe that most of what you read

    in future will be nearer the truth. 

    On thing that is quite certain is

    that they save the lives of hundreds

    of infantry men. Am glad you

    had a letter from Daisy. Hope her

    husband has good luck out

    here. It all depends on what part

    of the line he goes to. Some places

    they don't get troubled much

    while in others the Boche pay

    right side

    them lots of attention. Tell K

    Daddy was very pleased to see

    his fancy man & also the other

    pictures in Mammy's letter. You

    seem to get my letters in batches.

    What a pity. Sorry you had

    a bad night Lassie but hope

    they will be few & far between.

    Your trip to York was not

    too pleasant. Who did Kenneth

    pick that word up from - not

    from me this time. He must

    be a cheerful soul. It is good

    to read such a lot about him

    & to know that he is your comfort

    whilst I am away & ours when

    I get back. Wonder if Maud

    & family did come. Wonder whose

    shooting will be the more

    dangerous ours or Harry's.

      I guess you would have 

    a good talk when Nance Greenwood

    turned up. To-day the C.O. was


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September 18, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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