Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 614

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left side

I see that M P's have been

talking of the Cambrai "set back."

If they would go + have a

look at the ground gained +

held they would realise that

even now it was a great

victory. How near it was

to a greater one only the

higher command really know.

I wish some of the talkers 

could walk along a road

a few days after an advance

+ see things as they are.

Millions of tons of men +

material have to be moved

forward and to bear this

strain the roads have

practically to be re made

every day. If they could

see the troops come back

after the struggle- worn + weary

right side

they might realise the good

work done. A few days later

these same troops go forward

again whistling + singing.

A few hundred yards of

land in themselves do not

count for much but each

yard means so many the

less of the enemy + brings

nearer the end of the war.

Some country may cost us

dearer than the Boche but

we cannot expect to win

every game we play. When

the end comes and our

joy bells really ring out

for victory - when the costs

+ losses are really counted

I think all balances will

be on our side - in spite

of our losses when we had


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left side

I see that M P's have been

talking of the Cambrai "set back."

If they would go + have a

look at the ground gained +

held they would realise that

even now it was a great

victory. How near it was

to a greater one only the

higher command really know.

I wish some of the talkers 

could walk along a road

a few days after an advance

+ see things as they are.

Millions of tons of men +

material have to be moved

forward and to bear this

strain the roads have

practically to be re made

every day. If they could

see the troops come back

after the struggle- worn + weary

right side

they might realise the good

work done. A few days later

these same troops go forward

again whistling + singing.

A few hundred yards of

land in themselves do not

count for much but each

yard means so many the

less of the enemy + brings

nearer the end of the war.

Some country may cost us

dearer than the Boche but

we cannot expect to win

every game we play. When

the end comes and our

joy bells really ring out

for victory - when the costs

+ losses are really counted

I think all balances will

be on our side - in spite

of our losses when we had



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  • January 8, 2019 19:23:45 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back."

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know.

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance

    + see things as they are.

    Millions of tons of men +

    material have to be moved

    forward and to bear this

    strain the roads have

    practically to be re made

    every day. If they could

    see the troops come back

    after the struggle- worn + weary

    right side

    they might realise the good

    work done. A few days later

    these same troops go forward

    again whistling + singing.

    A few hundred yards of

    land in themselves do not

    count for much but each

    yard means so many the

    less of the enemy + brings

    nearer the end of the war.

    Some country may cost us

    dearer than the Boche but

    we cannot expect to win

    every game we play. When

    the end comes and our

    joy bells really ring out

    for victory - when the costs

    + losses are really counted

    I think all balances will

    be on our side - in spite

    of our losses when we had


  • January 7, 2019 21:41:15 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance

    + see things as they are

    Millions of tons of men +

    material have to be moved

    forward and to bear this

    strain the roads have

    practically to be re made

    every day If they could

    see the troops come back

    after the struggle- worn + weary

    [next page]

    they might realise the good

    work done. A few days later

    these same troops go forward

    again whistling + surging

    A few hundred yards of

    land in themselves do not

    count for much but each

    yard means so  ...    the

    less of the enemy + brings

    nearer the end of the war.

    Some country may cost is

    dearer than the Boche but

    we cannot expect to win

    every game we play. When

    the end comes and our

    joy bells really ring out

    for victory - when the costs

    + losses are really counted

    I think all balances will

    be on our side - in spite

    of our losses when we had



  • January 7, 2019 21:39:50 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance

    + see things as they are

    Millions of tons of men +

    material have to be moved

    forward and to bear this

    strain the roads have

    practically to be re made

    every day If they could

    see the troops come back

    after the struggle- worn + weary

    [next page]

    they might realise the good

    work done. A few days later

    these same troops go forward

    again whistling + surging

    A few hundred yards of

    land in themselves do not

    count for much but each

    yard means so  ...    the

    less of the enemy + brings

    nearer the end of the war.

    Some country may cost is

    dearer than the Boche but

    we cannot expect to win

    every game we play. When

    the end comes and our

    joy bells really ring out



  • January 7, 2019 21:39:07 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance

    + see things as they are

    Millions of tons of men +

    material have to be moved

    forward and to bear this

    strain the roads have

    practically to be re made

    every day If they could

    see the troops come back

    after the struggle- worn + weary

    [next page]

    they might realise the good

    work done. A few days later

    these same troops go forward

    again whistling + surging

    A few hundred yards of

    land in themselves do not

    count for much but each

    yard means so  ...    the

    less of the enemy + brings

    nearer the end of the war.

    Some country may cost is

    dearer than the Boche but

    we cannot expect to win



  • January 7, 2019 21:38:36 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance

    + see things as they are

    Millions of tons of men +

    material have to be moved

    forward and to bear this

    strain the roads have

    practically to be re made

    every day If they could

    see the troops come back

    after the struggle- worn + weary

    [next page]

    they might realise the good

    work done. A few days later

    these same troops go forward

    again whistling + surging

    A few hundred yards of

    land in themselves do not

    count for much but each

    yard means so  ...    the

    less of the enemy + brings

    nearer the end of the war.



  • January 7, 2019 21:36:54 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance

    + see things as they are

    Millions of tons of men +

    material have to be moved

    forward and to bear this

    strain the roads have

    practically to be re made

    every day If they could

    see the troops come back

    after the struggle- worn + weary

    [next page]

    they might realise the good

    work done. A few days later

    these same troops go forward

    again 



  • January 7, 2019 21:36:08 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance

    + see things as they are

    Millions of tons of men +

    material have to be moved

    forward and to bear this

    strain the roads have

    practically to be re made

    every day If they could

    see the troops come back

    after the struggle- worn + weary


  • January 7, 2019 21:35:08 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance

    + see things as they are

    Millions of tons of men +

    material have to be moved

    forward and to bear this


  • January 7, 2019 21:34:13 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was

    to a greater one only the

    higher command really know

    I wish some of the talkers 

    could walk along a road

    a few days after an advance


  • January 7, 2019 21:33:13 Annick Rodriguez

    I see that M P's have been

    talking of the Cambrai "set back"

    If they would go + have a

    look at the ground gained +

    held they would realise that

    even now it was a great

    victory. How near it was


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December 16, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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