Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 654

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The hedges here are not

fully in leaf but one can

almost see the leaves growing

so quickly is the sun bringing

them out. Tell Nia we are 

doing our best but there is 

such a lot to do and it is

impossible to get on without

doing all the work thoroughly.

     Yes you must keep smiling

Lassie. I try to do so. I am

up again now and am

all by my lonesome. Bird has

gone on a course and my

one remaining officer I have

in a post about a quarter

of an hour's walk away. There

is a kind of lull in this

post of the line + so it

appears to be fairly peaceful

for a few days. Of course

there are a few more dangers

than there are at home but

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as the Boche has not yet

exhausted all his shells that

is only to be expected. We had

one coldish day and the

weather has not got quite so

warm again - still it is very

nice. It will be lovely to

get home to you again for

a talk, a love + a romp

with Kenneth + well heaps

of other things besides. I have

got a new kind of home now

My bed consists of a more or less

flat piece of ground raised

about a foot from the floor of

a quarry. At least it is hardly

a quarry, more like a bite

out of the side of a chalk bank

There is a roof made of corrugated

iron + tarpaulin (mixed) - a side

of the same mixture + a door

composed of a blanket. I have

a stove also which I can burn

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The hedges here are not

fully in leaf but one can

almost see the leaves growing

so quickly is the sun bringing

them out. Tell Nia we are 

doing our best but there is 

such a lot to do and it is

impossible to get on without

doing all the work thoroughly.

     Yes you must keep smiling

Lassie. I try to do so. I am

up again now and am

all by my lonesome. Bird has

gone on a course and my

one remaining officer I have

in a post about a quarter

of an hour's walk away. There

is a kind of lull in this

post of the line + so it

appears to be fairly peaceful

for a few days. Of course

there are a few more dangers

than there are at home but

right page

as the Boche has not yet

exhausted all his shells that

is only to be expected. We had

one coldish day and the

weather has not got quite so

warm again - still it is very

nice. It will be lovely to

get home to you again for

a talk, a love + a romp

with Kenneth + well heaps

of other things besides. I have

got a new kind of home now

My bed consists of a more or less

flat piece of ground raised

about a foot from the floor of

a quarry. At least it is hardly

a quarry, more like a bite

out of the side of a chalk bank

There is a roof made of corrugated

iron + tarpaulin (mixed) - a side

of the same mixture + a door

composed of a blanket. I have

a stove also which I can burn


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  • January 14, 2019 18:22:01 Thomas A. Lingner

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    The hedges here are not

    fully in leaf but one can

    almost see the leaves growing

    so quickly is the sun bringing

    them out. Tell Nia we are 

    doing our best but there is 

    such a lot to do and it is

    impossible to get on without

    doing all the work thoroughly.

         Yes you must keep smiling

    Lassie. I try to do so. I am

    up again now and am

    all by my lonesome. Bird has

    gone on a course and my

    one remaining officer I have

    in a post about a quarter

    of an hour's walk away. There

    is a kind of lull in this

    post of the line + so it

    appears to be fairly peaceful

    for a few days. Of course

    there are a few more dangers

    than there are at home but

    right page

    as the Boche has not yet

    exhausted all his shells that

    is only to be expected. We had

    one coldish day and the

    weather has not got quite so

    warm again - still it is very

    nice. It will be lovely to

    get home to you again for

    a talk, a love + a romp

    with Kenneth + well heaps

    of other things besides. I have

    got a new kind of home now

    My bed consists of a more or less

    flat piece of ground raised

    about a foot from the floor of

    a quarry. At least it is hardly

    a quarry, more like a bite

    out of the side of a chalk bank

    There is a roof made of corrugated

    iron + tarpaulin (mixed) - a side

    of the same mixture + a door

    composed of a blanket. I have

    a stove also which I can burn

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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April 7, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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