Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 528

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I got a very comfy bed & retiring

early slept well until 1 am when

I was disturbed with a message

- after attending to it I lay awake

for quite a long time. I felt very

fresh however in the morning & by

8:45 am we were moving again. A

longer march this time. We passed

through several villages & gradually

got back to the war. Barbed wire

& trenches, old shell holes then 

ruined village & the sound & sight

of bursting shells. The ridges in 

front were broken & battered with

splintered tree trunks only remaining

of the lovely woods that once

covered them. A few miles into

this desolation we marched, through

places made famous by the French

& afterwards by our infantry. Our new

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I got a very comfy bed & retiring

early slept well until 1 am when

I was disturbed with a message

- after attending to it I lay awake

for quite a long time. I felt very

fresh however in the morning & by

8:45 am we were moving again. A

longer march this time. We passed

through several villages & gradually

got back to the war. Barbed wire

& trenches, old shell holes then 

ruined village & the sound & sight

of bursting shells. The ridges in 

front were broken & battered with

splintered tree trunks only remaining

of the lovely woods that once

covered them. A few miles into

this desolation we marched, through

places made famous by the French

& afterwards by our infantry. Our new


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  • December 28, 2018 14:58:12 Thomas A. Lingner

    I got a very comfy bed & retiring

    early slept well until 1 am when

    I was disturbed with a message

    - after attending to it I lay awake

    for quite a long time. I felt very

    fresh however in the morning & by

    8:45 am we were moving again. A

    longer march this time. We passed

    through several villages & gradually

    got back to the war. Barbed wire

    & trenches, old shell holes then 

    ruined village & the sound & sight

    of bursting shells. The ridges in 

    front were broken & battered with

    splintered tree trunks only remaining

    of the lovely woods that once

    covered them. A few miles into

    this desolation we marched, through

    places made famous by the French

    & afterwards by our infantry. Our new

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


ID
5037 / 56901
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kate Ward
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


October 15, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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