Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 914

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talking for a couple of hours. We are very comfortable here

considering how near we are to the Boche. My home is down

umpteen steps and is four feet by six feet by fifteen feet

so there is not much room to spare when five of us are in 

we have two beds a table two chairs & some bones to say nothing

of a book case. The walls are decorated with orders, reports, and 

maps. I think a change from the War would do me good.

I should like a few days at Coxwold, ?, Sandsend

or Glenridding with you. What a lot of happy memories 

those names bring to one. Do you remember the old

woman at Keld or the one we saw who was honestish?

Tea in the garden at Bylands wouldn't be a new

experience either. Do you think the Bungalow is still

in existence? Little Sweetheart we have had some

lovely times together and I trust the time is not 

far away before we enjoy many more. I am looking 

forward to a letter from Grantham to hear how you 

found things and how you are getting along. We have 

had no letters for three days but there may be some

when rations come up to-night. I haven't seen a paper

either but I should say that the war is still going

on. The USA army should be getting into its stride

now - strong enough to make its weight felt anyhow.

Do people still talk of a big Boche offensive in the 

Spring? It has been promised for nearly two years

now but was to have been on the French. Personally I

think if it does come it will bring victory much

nearer to us. It doesn't worry us very much. We

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talking for a couple of hours. We are very comfortable here

considering how near we are to the Boche. My home is down

umpteen steps and is four feet by six feet by fifteen feet

so there is not much room to spare when five of us are in 

we have two beds a table two chairs & some bones to say nothing

of a book case. The walls are decorated with orders, reports, and 

maps. I think a change from the War would do me good.

I should like a few days at Coxwold, ?, Sandsend

or Glenridding with you. What a lot of happy memories 

those names bring to one. Do you remember the old

woman at Keld or the one we saw who was honestish?

Tea in the garden at Bylands wouldn't be a new

experience either. Do you think the Bungalow is still

in existence? Little Sweetheart we have had some

lovely times together and I trust the time is not 

far away before we enjoy many more. I am looking 

forward to a letter from Grantham to hear how you 

found things and how you are getting along. We have 

had no letters for three days but there may be some

when rations come up to-night. I haven't seen a paper

either but I should say that the war is still going

on. The USA army should be getting into its stride

now - strong enough to make its weight felt anyhow.

Do people still talk of a big Boche offensive in the 

Spring? It has been promised for nearly two years

now but was to have been on the French. Personally I

think if it does come it will bring victory much

nearer to us. It doesn't worry us very much. We


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    talking for a couple of hours. We are very comfortable here

    considering how near we are to the Boche. My home is down

    umpteen steps and is four feet by six feet by fifteen feet

    so there is not much room to spare when five of us are in 

    we have two beds a table two chairs & some bones to say nothing

    of a book case. The walls are decorated with orders, reports, and 

    maps. I think a change from the War would do me good.

    I should like a few days at Coxwold, ?, Sandsend

    or Glenridding with you. What a lot of happy memories 

    those names bring to one. Do you remember the old

    woman at Keld or the one we saw who was honestish?

    Tea in the garden at Bylands wouldn't be a new

    experience either. Do you think the Bungalow is still

    in existence? Little Sweetheart we have had some

    lovely times together and I trust the time is not 

    far away before we enjoy many more. I am looking 

    forward to a letter from Grantham to hear how you 

    found things and how you are getting along. We have 

    had no letters for three days but there may be some

    when rations come up to-night. I haven't seen a paper

    either but I should say that the war is still going

    on. The USA army should be getting into its stride

    now - strong enough to make its weight felt anyhow.

    Do people still talk of a big Boche offensive in the 

    Spring? It has been promised for nearly two years

    now but was to have been on the French. Personally I

    think if it does come it will bring victory much

    nearer to us. It doesn't worry us very much. We

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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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Kate Ward
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February 21, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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