Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 630

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No 24

21/12/17

My Own Darling,

  I was glad to receive your No 19

written on the 16th. You will know by now

that I did receive the pie and how

useful it was. I am sorry you have

been without a maid but even then

you mustn't get too busy. Hope the 

young girl will be a success. I 

hope you have had another change

in the weather by now. None of

us like wet weather somehow. We

are having real winter weather. The

ground is lightly covered with snow,

everything is frozen hard and owing

to a misty day all the trees and

hedges have a white coat. The whole

country looks very pretty. The only real

disadvantage is the cold - until the

thaw comes but that may not be

for many days. We are such a long

way down in the ground that neither

the weather nor day & night makes

much impression on us. We live by

candle light - my lamp owing chiefly

to lack of knowledge on the part 

of the orderlies & rough conditions

of life has ceased to be. So far

our supply of candles has held good

though we had a narrow shave

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No 24

21/12/17

My Own Darling,

  I was glad to receive your No 19

written on the 16th. You will know by now

that I did receive the pie and how

useful it was. I am sorry you have

been without a maid but even then

you mustn't get too busy. Hope the 

young girl will be a success. I 

hope you have had another change

in the weather by now. None of

us like wet weather somehow. We

are having real winter weather. The

ground is lightly covered with snow,

everything is frozen hard and owing

to a misty day all the trees and

hedges have a white coat. The whole

country looks very pretty. The only real

disadvantage is the cold - until the

thaw comes but that may not be

for many days. We are such a long

way down in the ground that neither

the weather nor day & night makes

much impression on us. We live by

candle light - my lamp owing chiefly

to lack of knowledge on the part 

of the orderlies & rough conditions

of life has ceased to be. So far

our supply of candles has held good

though we had a narrow shave


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  • January 12, 2019 00:49:12 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 24

    21/12/17

    My Own Darling,

      I was glad to receive your No 19

    written on the 16th. You will know by now

    that I did receive the pie and how

    useful it was. I am sorry you have

    been without a maid but even then

    you mustn't get too busy. Hope the 

    young girl will be a success. I 

    hope you have had another change

    in the weather by now. None of

    us like wet weather somehow. We

    are having real winter weather. The

    ground is lightly covered with snow,

    everything is frozen hard and owing

    to a misty day all the trees and

    hedges have a white coat. The whole

    country looks very pretty. The only real

    disadvantage is the cold - until the

    thaw comes but that may not be

    for many days. We are such a long

    way down in the ground that neither

    the weather nor day & night makes

    much impression on us. We live by

    candle light - my lamp owing chiefly

    to lack of knowledge on the part 

    of the orderlies & rough conditions

    of life has ceased to be. So far

    our supply of candles has held good

    though we had a narrow shave

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 57004
Source
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Contributor
Kate Ward
License
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December 21, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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