Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 541

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No 57

19/10/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  I have had lunch followed

by a cup of hot tea and I am now

sitting in an arm chair by the side

of a brazier containing a glowing 

charcoal fire. The springs of the chair

have given somewhat and the red

plush cover is showing signs of wear

but it is still a comfy seat. Our

present HdQrs are situated under

the ruins of what was once a 

brewery. It was also some time ago

a Boche battery position & so is well

armoured with reinforced concrete.

Our guns battered the superstructure

out of all recognition & also blew in

some of the cellars & dugouts. Our infantry

completed the job by turning out the

Boche altogether & so the place

now makes a comfortable shelter

for HdQrs and also many men.

In this room which one might say

is the top storey we live by day

because the daylight can get in

at the door & also I think it would

take a very big shell to upset

it very much. We go downstairs

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No 57

19/10/17

My Own Darling Wife,

  I have had lunch followed

by a cup of hot tea and I am now

sitting in an arm chair by the side

of a brazier containing a glowing 

charcoal fire. The springs of the chair

have given somewhat and the red

plush cover is showing signs of wear

but it is still a comfy seat. Our

present HdQrs are situated under

the ruins of what was once a 

brewery. It was also some time ago

a Boche battery position & so is well

armoured with reinforced concrete.

Our guns battered the superstructure

out of all recognition & also blew in

some of the cellars & dugouts. Our infantry

completed the job by turning out the

Boche altogether & so the place

now makes a comfortable shelter

for HdQrs and also many men.

In this room which one might say

is the top storey we live by day

because the daylight can get in

at the door & also I think it would

take a very big shell to upset

it very much. We go downstairs


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  • January 9, 2019 21:07:25 Stella Watkin

    No 57

    19/10/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

      I have had lunch followed

    by a cup of hot tea and I am now

    sitting in an arm chair by the side

    of a brazier containing a glowing 

    charcoal fire. The springs of the chair

    have given somewhat and the red

    plush cover is showing signs of wear

    but it is still a comfy seat. Our

    present HdQrs are situated under

    the ruins of what was once a 

    brewery. It was also some time ago

    a Boche battery position & so is well

    armoured with reinforced concrete.

    Our guns battered the superstructure

    out of all recognition & also blew in

    some of the cellars & dugouts. Our infantry

    completed the job by turning out the

    Boche altogether & so the place

    now makes a comfortable shelter

    for HdQrs and also many men.

    In this room which one might say

    is the top storey we live by day

    because the daylight can get in

    at the door & also I think it would

    take a very big shell to upset

    it very much. We go downstairs

  • December 30, 2018 00:30:47 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 57

    19/10/17

    My Own Darling Wife,

      I have had lunch followed

    by a cup of hot tea and I am now

    sitting in an arm chair by the side

    of a brazier containing a glowing 

    charcoal fire. The springs of the chair

    have given somewhat and the red

    plush cover is showing signs of wear

    but it is still a comfy seat. Our

    present HdQrs are situated under

    the ruins of what was once a 

    brewery. It was also some time ago

    a Boche battery position & so is well

    armoured with reinforced concrete.

    Our guns battered the superstructure

    out of all recognition & also blew in

    some of the cellars & dugouts. Our infantry

    completed the job by turning out the

    Boche altogether & so the place

    now makes a comfortable shelter

    for HdQrs and also many men.

    In this room which one might say

    is the top story we live by day

    because the daylight can get in

    at the door & also I think it would

    take a very big shell to upset

    it very much. We go downstairs


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Source
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Contributor
Kate Ward
License
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October 19, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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