Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 628

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No 23

20/12/17

My Own Darling,

  I hear on good authority that

we shall be out of the line for Christmas

& so we ought to consider ourselves very

lucky. So far this tour of duty has not

been at all bad - in fact we are having a 

more comfortable time than we had when 

we were further back. Trench warfare is

all a matter of routine and once one

settles down into an area nothing is

new - as long as the Boche does nothing

out of the ordinary. I expect letters will

take a fair long time to reach you

owing to the pressures of Christmas

letters. I hope you are getting news

pretty regularly now for I am afraid

that long gaps were frequent for the

last few weeks. Last night Dean came

in for a chat and he also came

in this morning for an hour or two.

There is a big change in the regiment now-

a-days. The men are the same 

cheerful lot but there is a different

spirit and even after seeing more

of the new CO I cannot say that

I like him. Dean & various others

agree also. I wrote about a

dozen short notes yesterday with

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No 23

20/12/17

My Own Darling,

  I hear on good authority that

we shall be out of the line for Christmas

& so we ought to consider ourselves very

lucky. So far this tour of duty has not

been at all bad - in fact we are having a 

more comfortable time than we had when 

we were further back. Trench warfare is

all a matter of routine and once one

settles down into an area nothing is

new - as long as the Boche does nothing

out of the ordinary. I expect letters will

take a fair long time to reach you

owing to the pressures of Christmas

letters. I hope you are getting news

pretty regularly now for I am afraid

that long gaps were frequent for the

last few weeks. Last night Dean came

in for a chat and he also came

in this morning for an hour or two.

There is a big change in the regiment now-

a-days. The men are the same 

cheerful lot but there is a different

spirit and even after seeing more

of the new CO I cannot say that

I like him. Dean & various others

agree also. I wrote about a

dozen short notes yesterday with


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  • January 11, 2019 21:15:16 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 23

    20/12/17

    My Own Darling,

      I hear on good authority that

    we shall be out of the line for Christmas

    & so we ought to consider ourselves very

    lucky. So far this tour of duty has not

    been at all bad - in fact we are having a 

    more comfortable time than we had when 

    we were further back. Trench warfare is

    all a matter of routine and once one

    settles down into an area nothing is

    new - as long as the Boche does nothing

    out of the ordinary. I expect letters will

    take a fair long time to reach you

    owing to the pressures of Christmas

    letters. I hope you are getting news

    pretty regularly now for I am afraid

    that long gaps were frequent for the

    last few weeks. Last night Dean came

    in for a chat and he also came

    in this morning for an hour or two.

    There is a big change in the regiment now-

    a-days. The men are the same 

    cheerful lot but there is a different

    spirit and even after seeing more

    of the new CO I cannot say that

    I like him. Dean & various others

    agree also. I wrote about a

    dozen short notes yesterday with

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December 20, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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