Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 641

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left side

us & with the assistance of

Madame we did very well

in the food line. There was

much more snow here when

we arrived and that night

it snowed heavily so that

now there is a covering of snow

more than six inches deep.

It has drifted - especially in

the sunken roads where there

is often a depth of several

feet. The village looks

wonderfully pretty especially

under the light of the moon.

We have no fuel but have

managed to buy a tree so

that we could get the 

food cooked for the men.

We are miles away from

right side

the guns - the planes don't

come near & the men are

happy though they have 

to "sleep close" to keep warm

at night. Yesterday was looked 

upon as our Christmas Day

but we are really going to

celebrate next Sunday by

having company dinners &c. Pork

& onions with apple sauce & Xmas

pudding will be the chief

effort. You can imagine

that the men are looking

forward to it. The food &c.

was not too difficult to get

but rooms, tables & chairs

are very scarce. However I

think we have managed

to get fixed up now. I haven't

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left side

us & with the assistance of

Madame we did very well

in the food line. There was

much more snow here when

we arrived and that night

it snowed heavily so that

now there is a covering of snow

more than six inches deep.

It has drifted - especially in

the sunken roads where there

is often a depth of several

feet. The village looks

wonderfully pretty especially

under the light of the moon.

We have no fuel but have

managed to buy a tree so

that we could get the 

food cooked for the men.

We are miles away from

right side

the guns - the planes don't

come near & the men are

happy though they have 

to "sleep close" to keep warm

at night. Yesterday was looked 

upon as our Christmas Day

but we are really going to

celebrate next Sunday by

having company dinners &c. Pork

& onions with apple sauce & Xmas

pudding will be the chief

effort. You can imagine

that the men are looking

forward to it. The food &c.

was not too difficult to get

but rooms, tables & chairs

are very scarce. However I

think we have managed

to get fixed up now. I haven't


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  • January 12, 2019 06:19:44 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    us & with the assistance of

    Madame we did very well

    in the food line. There was

    much more snow here when

    we arrived and that night

    it snowed heavily so that

    now there is a covering of snow

    more than six inches deep.

    It has drifted - especially in

    the sunken roads where there

    is often a depth of several

    feet. The village looks

    wonderfully pretty especially

    under the light of the moon.

    We have no fuel but have

    managed to buy a tree so

    that we could get the 

    food cooked for the men.

    We are miles away from

    right side

    the guns - the planes don't

    come near & the men are

    happy though they have 

    to "sleep close" to keep warm

    at night. Yesterday was looked 

    upon as our Christmas Day

    but we are really going to

    celebrate next Sunday by

    having company dinners &c. Pork

    & onions with apple sauce & Xmas

    pudding will be the chief

    effort. You can imagine

    that the men are looking

    forward to it. The food &c.

    was not too difficult to get

    but rooms, tables & chairs

    are very scarce. However I

    think we have managed

    to get fixed up now. I haven't

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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December 27, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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