Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 658

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b

lying on a wire bed covered with a -

interesting message just arrived. Next day

3-45 pm. Message took up some time + then

I thought I had better sleep - blanket.

I am still in the same place but some of

my men are in the next place + I expect we

can be ordered there anytime now. We had

an interesting show a few nights ago. We

found the Boche many times stronger than

we had had him reported + after a scrap in

front of his wire we had to withdraw to

our previous position. We got off very

lightly. Mendel got a "blighty" not

too serious. My men behaved splendidly

+ were as cool as cucumbers. We have moved

further up the line but hope to help in

upsetting him from this direction. 6.30 pm

now. Was called off to see the C.O. Have

to go with working party to-night. It is

strange to think that one has to work to

fight. When our show was on the

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b

lying on a wire bed covered with a -

interesting message just arrived. Next day

3-45 pm. Message took up some time + then

I thought I had better sleep - blanket.

I am still in the same place but some of

my men are in the next place + I expect we

can be ordered there anytime now. We had

an interesting show a few nights ago. We

found the Boche many times stronger than

we had had him reported + after a scrap in

front of his wire we had to withdraw to

our previous position. We got off very

lightly. Mendel got a "blighty" not

too serious. My men behaved splendidly

+ were as cool as cucumbers. We have moved

further up the line but hope to help in

upsetting him from this direction. 6.30 pm

now. Was called off to see the C.O. Have

to go with working party to-night. It is

strange to think that one has to work to

fight. When our show was on the


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  • January 14, 2019 18:35:54 Thomas A. Lingner

    b

    lying on a wire bed covered with a -

    interesting message just arrived. Next day

    3-45 pm. Message took up some time + then

    I thought I had better sleep - blanket.

    I am still in the same place but some of

    my men are in the next place + I expect we

    can be ordered there anytime now. We had

    an interesting show a few nights ago. We

    found the Boche many times stronger than

    we had had him reported + after a scrap in

    front of his wire we had to withdraw to

    our previous position. We got off very

    lightly. Mendel got a "blighty" not

    too serious. My men behaved splendidly

    + were as cool as cucumbers. We have moved

    further up the line but hope to help in

    upsetting him from this direction. 6.30 pm

    now. Was called off to see the C.O. Have

    to go with working party to-night. It is

    strange to think that one has to work to

    fight. When our show was on the

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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Contributor
Kate Ward
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April 7, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front




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