Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 649

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left side

instead. A gentle thaw set in

yesterday but it has not made

much impression yet. The snow

is two & three feet deep on many 

of the roads. It is colder again

now & may freeze again to-night.

I have been busy all day

reorganizing the company. I ought

to be an expert at that the 

number of times I have had it to

do. We have had a number

of new men & so there is a

chance of doing a little extra

work. To-morrow I believe we

shall be firing on the range

instead of having a go at

the Boche. There is still no

word of that course so I think

it is no good this time though 

I should like to know for certain.

  We have no news - just having

right side

as good a time as we can & letting

the future take care of itself. If

we are lucky we may stay a 

good long time here. The snow

must have made things a bit

awkward in the line & I prefer 

a good billet with a nice spring

bed to a deep dugout.

  My thoughts come to you on

the last day of this year full of

longings & greeting. May the new

year prove for you the very best

you have ever known. May it

hold for you much love &

all happiness. I am pleased

some of my letters turned up

for Christmas. This is not

really answering your letters. I'll

do that later. In a few minutes

I have to go to a COs meeting

& listen to much talk - some good

but mostly indifferent. Tell

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left side

instead. A gentle thaw set in

yesterday but it has not made

much impression yet. The snow

is two & three feet deep on many 

of the roads. It is colder again

now & may freeze again to-night.

I have been busy all day

reorganizing the company. I ought

to be an expert at that the 

number of times I have had it to

do. We have had a number

of new men & so there is a

chance of doing a little extra

work. To-morrow I believe we

shall be firing on the range

instead of having a go at

the Boche. There is still no

word of that course so I think

it is no good this time though 

I should like to know for certain.

  We have no news - just having

right side

as good a time as we can & letting

the future take care of itself. If

we are lucky we may stay a 

good long time here. The snow

must have made things a bit

awkward in the line & I prefer 

a good billet with a nice spring

bed to a deep dugout.

  My thoughts come to you on

the last day of this year full of

longings & greeting. May the new

year prove for you the very best

you have ever known. May it

hold for you much love &

all happiness. I am pleased

some of my letters turned up

for Christmas. This is not

really answering your letters. I'll

do that later. In a few minutes

I have to go to a COs meeting

& listen to much talk - some good

but mostly indifferent. Tell


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  • January 13, 2019 04:56:03 Thomas A. Lingner

    left side

    instead. A gentle thaw set in

    yesterday but it has not made

    much impression yet. The snow

    is two & three feet deep on many 

    of the roads. It is colder again

    now & may freeze again to-night.

    I have been busy all day

    reorganizing the company. I ought

    to be an expert at that the 

    number of times I have had it to

    do. We have had a number

    of new men & so there is a

    chance of doing a little extra

    work. To-morrow I believe we

    shall be firing on the range

    instead of having a go at

    the Boche. There is still no

    word of that course so I think

    it is no good this time though 

    I should like to know for certain.

      We have no news - just having

    right side

    as good a time as we can & letting

    the future take care of itself. If

    we are lucky we may stay a 

    good long time here. The snow

    must have made things a bit

    awkward in the line & I prefer 

    a good billet with a nice spring

    bed to a deep dugout.

      My thoughts come to you on

    the last day of this year full of

    longings & greeting. May the new

    year prove for you the very best

    you have ever known. May it

    hold for you much love &

    all happiness. I am pleased

    some of my letters turned up

    for Christmas. This is not

    really answering your letters. I'll

    do that later. In a few minutes

    I have to go to a COs meeting

    & listen to much talk - some good

    but mostly indifferent. Tell

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Kate Ward
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December 31, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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