Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 920

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of hope. May we long be spared to each other & enjoy the

full reaches of love. I am very glad to read that

you feel fit & well. I do also Lassie in spite

of a years continuous service. I am looking forward 

to that next leave & trust it may soon turn 

up. What a lovely time we shall have together.

Wonder if I shall be able to answer Kenneth's questions.

It will be great fun playing together. Ask him

what he will want to play at when Daddy comes 

home from France. We have had a pretty quiet time

since I wrote to you yesterday. The weather has also

been kind to us and we have been able to keep the

upper hand on the mud. To-morrow all being well

we shall be changing over and someone else 

will look after the forward posts. I see the

newspapers still continue to talk about the great

offensive by the Boche. For about a minute this

morning we were inclined to agree with them

However his advance so little concerns us that it

is mostly a subject of jest. Of course we realize

that he may move us back. He might even be

so successful as to penetrate a mile or even

five miles into our lines but his gain would

be very dearly bought & paid for and it would

only be for the moment. Whatever the Boche does

he cannot beat our army & no advance which

stops short of the coast of the Straits of Dover is

worth a penny to the Boche unless it frightens the 

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of hope. May we long be spared to each other & enjoy the

full reaches of love. I am very glad to read that

you feel fit & well. I do also Lassie in spite

of a years continuous service. I am looking forward 

to that next leave & trust it may soon turn 

up. What a lovely time we shall have together.

Wonder if I shall be able to answer Kenneth's questions.

It will be great fun playing together. Ask him

what he will want to play at when Daddy comes 

home from France. We have had a pretty quiet time

since I wrote to you yesterday. The weather has also

been kind to us and we have been able to keep the

upper hand on the mud. To-morrow all being well

we shall be changing over and someone else 

will look after the forward posts. I see the

newspapers still continue to talk about the great

offensive by the Boche. For about a minute this

morning we were inclined to agree with them

However his advance so little concerns us that it

is mostly a subject of jest. Of course we realize

that he may move us back. He might even be

so successful as to penetrate a mile or even

five miles into our lines but his gain would

be very dearly bought & paid for and it would

only be for the moment. Whatever the Boche does

he cannot beat our army & no advance which

stops short of the coast of the Straits of Dover is

worth a penny to the Boche unless it frightens the 


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  • April 25, 2019 22:00:14 Thomas A. Lingner

    of hope. May we long be spared to each other & enjoy the

    full reaches of love. I am very glad to read that

    you feel fit & well. I do also Lassie in spite

    of a years continuous service. I am looking forward 

    to that next leave & trust it may soon turn 

    up. What a lovely time we shall have together.

    Wonder if I shall be able to answer Kenneth's questions.

    It will be great fun playing together. Ask him

    what he will want to play at when Daddy comes 

    home from France. We have had a pretty quiet time

    since I wrote to you yesterday. The weather has also

    been kind to us and we have been able to keep the

    upper hand on the mud. To-morrow all being well

    we shall be changing over and someone else 

    will look after the forward posts. I see the

    newspapers still continue to talk about the great

    offensive by the Boche. For about a minute this

    morning we were inclined to agree with them

    However his advance so little concerns us that it

    is mostly a subject of jest. Of course we realize

    that he may move us back. He might even be

    so successful as to penetrate a mile or even

    five miles into our lines but his gain would

    be very dearly bought & paid for and it would

    only be for the moment. Whatever the Boche does

    he cannot beat our army & no advance which

    stops short of the coast of the Straits of Dover is

    worth a penny to the Boche unless it frightens the 

  • April 25, 2019 21:59:54 Thomas A. Lingner

    of hope. May we long be spared to each other & enjoy the

    full reaches of love. I am very glad to read that

    you feel fit & well. I do also Lassie in spite

    of a years continuous service. I am looking forward 

    to that next leave & trust it may soon turn 

    up. What a lovely time we shall have together.

    Wonder if I shall be able to answer Kenneth's questions.

    It will be great fun playing together. Ask him

    what he will want to play at when Daddy comes 

    home from France. We have had a pretty quiet time

    since I wrote to you yesterday. The weather has also

    been kind to us and we have been able to keep the

    upper hand on the mud. To-morrow all being well

    we shall be changing over and someone else 

    will look after the forward posts. I see the

    newspapers still continue to talk about the great

    offensive by the Boche. For about a minute this

    morning we were inclined to agree with them

    However his advance so little concerns us that it

    is mostly a subject of jest. Of course we realize

    that he may move us back. He might even be

    so successful as to penetrate a mile or even

    five miles into our lines but his gain would

    be very dearly bought & paid for and it would

    only be for the moment. Whatever the Boche does

    he cannot beat our army & no advance which

    stops short of the coast of the Straits of Dover is

    worth a penny to the Boche unless it frightens the


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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February 23, 1918
  • English

  • Western Front




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