Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 916

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No 68

22/2/18

My Own Darling,

  I was delighted to receive your first letter from

Grantham last night about eleven & to learn that you

had arrived home safely. We passed a quiet night and

to-day things are very quiet also. Perhaps the Boche is

tired or perhaps he is just storing up for us. The papers

appear to be full of the coming offensive by the Boche - at least

the one I have been reading this morning is. Time will

show but I believe that he will find an offensive on

the Western front messier than before and also that

both sides can play at the same game. It will be

rather costly but should hasten the end of the war.

Glad to hear that Alice had done so well and hope 

that by now you will have everything cosy & dry.

I was surprised to hear that Ma was not with you

but expect she will come along when the Pearce Boys

return. They will certainly enjoy Hay a Park after their

experiences in their last two sections. The good things

sound as if they might prove very useful. Glad

to hear that Kenneth liked coming home. I wondered

if the animals had arrived. I must thank Holmes for his

letter. I don't know about pretending we were young

again but we certainly set ourselves out to have a 

good time. Glad to hear that Kenneth liked the contents

I hope the photo comes out well. You must have

been almost a crowd in York. I didn't know they

gave £5 sort of lottery. Pity K didn't draw the right

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No 68

22/2/18

My Own Darling,

  I was delighted to receive your first letter from

Grantham last night about eleven & to learn that you

had arrived home safely. We passed a quiet night and

to-day things are very quiet also. Perhaps the Boche is

tired or perhaps he is just storing up for us. The papers

appear to be full of the coming offensive by the Boche - at least

the one I have been reading this morning is. Time will

show but I believe that he will find an offensive on

the Western front messier than before and also that

both sides can play at the same game. It will be

rather costly but should hasten the end of the war.

Glad to hear that Alice had done so well and hope 

that by now you will have everything cosy & dry.

I was surprised to hear that Ma was not with you

but expect she will come along when the Pearce Boys

return. They will certainly enjoy Hay a Park after their

experiences in their last two sections. The good things

sound as if they might prove very useful. Glad

to hear that Kenneth liked coming home. I wondered

if the animals had arrived. I must thank Holmes for his

letter. I don't know about pretending we were young

again but we certainly set ourselves out to have a 

good time. Glad to hear that Kenneth liked the contents

I hope the photo comes out well. You must have

been almost a crowd in York. I didn't know they

gave £5 sort of lottery. Pity K didn't draw the right


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  • April 25, 2019 21:34:46 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 68

    22/2/18

    My Own Darling,

      I was delighted to receive your first letter from

    Grantham last night about eleven & to learn that you

    had arrived home safely. We passed a quiet night and

    to-day things are very quiet also. Perhaps the Boche is

    tired or perhaps he is just storing up for us. The papers

    appear to be full of the coming offensive by the Boche - at least

    the one I have been reading this morning is. Time will

    show but I believe that he will find an offensive on

    the Western front messier than before and also that

    both sides can play at the same game. It will be

    rather costly but should hasten the end of the war.

    Glad to hear that Alice had done so well and hope 

    that by now you will have everything cosy & dry.

    I was surprised to hear that Ma was not with you

    but expect she will come along when the Pearce Boys

    return. They will certainly enjoy Hay a Park after their

    experiences in their last two sections. The good things

    sound as if they might prove very useful. Glad

    to hear that Kenneth liked coming home. I wondered

    if the animals had arrived. I must thank Holmes for his

    letter. I don't know about pretending we were young

    again but we certainly set ourselves out to have a 

    good time. Glad to hear that Kenneth liked the contents

    I hope the photo comes out well. You must have

    been almost a crowd in York. I didn't know they

    gave £5 sort of lottery. Pity K didn't draw the right

  • April 25, 2019 21:33:01 Thomas A. Lingner

    No 68

    22/2/18

    My Own Darling,

      I was delighted to receive your first letter from

    Grantham last night about eleven & to learn that you

    had arrived home safely. We passed a quiet night and

    to-day things are very quiet also. Perhaps the Boche is

    tired or perhaps he is just storing up for us. The papers

    appear to be full of the coming offensive by the Boche - at least

    the one I have been reading this morning is. Time will

    show but I believe that he will find an offensive on

    the Western front messier than before and also that

    both sides can play at the same game. It will be

    rather costly but should hasten the end of the war.

    Glad to hear that Alice had done so well and hope 

    that by now you will have everything cosy & dry.

    I was surprised to hear that Ma was not with you

    but expect she will come along when the Pearce Boys

    return. They will certainly enjoy Hay a Park after their

    experiences in their last two sections. The good things

    sound as if they might prove very useful. Glad

    to hear that Kenneth liked coming home. I wondered

    if the animals had arrived. I must thank Holmes for his

    letter. I don't know about pretending we were young

    again but we certainly set ourselves out to have a 

    good time. Glad to hear that Kenneth liked the contents

    I hope the photo comes out well. You must have

    been almost a crowd in York. I didn't know they

    gave L5 sort of lottery. Pity K didn't draw the right


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February 22, 1918
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  • Western Front




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