Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 901

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early to form an opinion as to the

best method of getting on with

the war under these conditions

but there certainly is a way.

When the Boche tries to show 

that he is friendly and wants

to have a quiet time one can

also be sure that he is 

"after something" for he cannot

help being a liar in war. He

doesn't know how "to play the

game" as we understand that

term & if he could get his 

enemy to be careless by any

tricks; he would do it, and

later on would shoot. The 

frost is continuing so the

ground will probably keep

dry for a few days. By the

time you receive this we ought

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early to form an opinion as to the

best method of getting on with

the war under these conditions

but there certainly is a way.

When the Boche tries to show 

that he is friendly and wants

to have a quiet time one can

also be sure that he is 

"after something" for he cannot

help being a liar in war. He

doesn't know how "to play the

game" as we understand that

term & if he could get his 

enemy to be careless by any

tricks; he would do it, and

later on would shoot. The 

frost is continuing so the

ground will probably keep

dry for a few days. By the

time you receive this we ought


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  • April 25, 2019 03:21:26 Thomas A. Lingner

    early to form an opinion as to the

    best method of getting on with

    the war under these conditions

    but there certainly is a way.

    When the Boche tries to show 

    that he is friendly and wants

    to have a quiet time one can

    also be sure that he is 

    "after something" for he cannot

    help being a liar in war. He

    doesn't know how "to play the

    game" as we understand that

    term & if he could get his 

    enemy to be careless by any

    tricks; he would do it, and

    later on would shoot. The 

    frost is continuing so the

    ground will probably keep

    dry for a few days. By the

    time you receive this we ought

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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5037 / 57384
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kate Ward
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


February 17, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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