Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 777

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8/1/18

No 34


My Own Darling,

  Last night when I wrote to

you the thaw was continuing but

when I left the mess for my billet

it was freezing hard. I got up in 

time for the Tactical Scheme this

morning but during breakfast it

began to snow & soon we had

a white world again. We postponed 

our scheme for a time but as there

was soon at least four inches of

snow covering the ice &c we

put it off altogether & had

lectures &c. The snow stopped

about midday & the wind has

caused it to drift so much that

in places it is reported several

feet deep across the roads. We

had to turn out snow ploughs

to keep our communications open

to ensure that there was a 

way for rations, letters &c to reach us

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8/1/18

No 34


My Own Darling,

  Last night when I wrote to

you the thaw was continuing but

when I left the mess for my billet

it was freezing hard. I got up in 

time for the Tactical Scheme this

morning but during breakfast it

began to snow & soon we had

a white world again. We postponed 

our scheme for a time but as there

was soon at least four inches of

snow covering the ice &c we

put it off altogether & had

lectures &c. The snow stopped

about midday & the wind has

caused it to drift so much that

in places it is reported several

feet deep across the roads. We

had to turn out snow ploughs

to keep our communications open

to ensure that there was a 

way for rations, letters &c to reach us


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  • January 28, 2019 13:43:23 Thomas A. Lingner

    8/1/18

    No 34


    My Own Darling,

      Last night when I wrote to

    you the thaw was continuing but

    when I left the mess for my billet

    it was freezing hard. I got up in 

    time for the Tactical Scheme this

    morning but during breakfast it

    began to snow & soon we had

    a white world again. We postponed 

    our scheme for a time but as there

    was soon at least four inches of

    snow covering the ice &c we

    put it off altogether & had

    lectures &c. The snow stopped

    about midday & the wind has

    caused it to drift so much that

    in places it is reported several

    feet deep across the roads. We

    had to turn out snow ploughs

    to keep our communications open

    to ensure that there was a 

    way for rations, letters &c to reach us

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


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5037 / 57260
Source
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Contributor
Kate Ward
License
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January 8, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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