Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 832

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wooden track with rails at the side and a rail

to fasten him in from behind. The track is endless & is made

in sections each of which carries two little wheels.

The break is taken off + the weight of the horse causes

the track to revolve. The to prevent his being carried

away the horse steps out. He walks hard

but instead of going forward causes the track

to revolve and this in turn drives the machinery.

drawing of a horse on an inclined treadmill     Rather a primative

way of thrashing and

also not a very

thorough way but

it is good enough for them. Possibly before

the war people used to repair the houses though

one can hardly believe that to be the case.

If a stable shows signs of falling down + most of

them do they simply prop it up a little more.

If the wall of the barn drops off, - and as they

are only built of laths + mud they do - they

may patch it up with a few bags &c but they

rarely make a new wall. Every farm is built on

the same plan. The house on one side of a square

the barn + buildings on the other three - a huge

manure heap in the middle and a big gateway

which serves the double purpose of giving an entrance

and also a drain for the manure. Most of the

houses are built the same as the farms. Walls of

laths + mud - usually whitewash on the outside.

The doors + window never fit. All the floors are tiled

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wooden track with rails at the side and a rail

to fasten him in from behind. The track is endless & is made

in sections each of which carries two little wheels.

The break is taken off + the weight of the horse causes

the track to revolve. The to prevent his being carried

away the horse steps out. He walks hard

but instead of going forward causes the track

to revolve and this in turn drives the machinery.

drawing of a horse on an inclined treadmill     Rather a primative

way of thrashing and

also not a very

thorough way but

it is good enough for them. Possibly before

the war people used to repair the houses though

one can hardly believe that to be the case.

If a stable shows signs of falling down + most of

them do they simply prop it up a little more.

If the wall of the barn drops off, - and as they

are only built of laths + mud they do - they

may patch it up with a few bags &c but they

rarely make a new wall. Every farm is built on

the same plan. The house on one side of a square

the barn + buildings on the other three - a huge

manure heap in the middle and a big gateway

which serves the double purpose of giving an entrance

and also a drain for the manure. Most of the

houses are built the same as the farms. Walls of

laths + mud - usually whitewash on the outside.

The doors + window never fit. All the floors are tiled


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  • February 9, 2019 17:34:19 Thomas A. Lingner

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    wooden track with rails at the side and a rail

    to fasten him in from behind. The track is endless & is made

    in sections each of which carries two little wheels.

    The break is taken off + the weight of the horse causes

    the track to revolve. The to prevent his being carried

    away the horse steps out. He walks hard

    but instead of going forward causes the track

    to revolve and this in turn drives the machinery.

    drawing of a horse on an inclined treadmill     Rather a primative

    way of thrashing and

    also not a very

    thorough way but

    it is good enough for them. Possibly before

    the war people used to repair the houses though

    one can hardly believe that to be the case.

    If a stable shows signs of falling down + most of

    them do they simply prop it up a little more.

    If the wall of the barn drops off, - and as they

    are only built of laths + mud they do - they

    may patch it up with a few bags &c but they

    rarely make a new wall. Every farm is built on

    the same plan. The house on one side of a square

    the barn + buildings on the other three - a huge

    manure heap in the middle and a big gateway

    which serves the double purpose of giving an entrance

    and also a drain for the manure. Most of the

    houses are built the same as the farms. Walls of

    laths + mud - usually whitewash on the outside.

    The doors + window never fit. All the floors are tiled

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  • 50.1107922||3.0859058999999434||

    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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  • Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,


ID
5037 / 57315
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kate Ward
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


January 26, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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