Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 832
- February 9, 2019 17:34:19 Thomas A. Lingner
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
Story location Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,
- 5037 / 57315
- Kate Ward
January 26, 1918
- Western Front