Captain/Major Harold Ward Correspondence, item 925

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25/2/18

71

My Own Darling,

  I feel lazy today as I have very little

to do. I got back here soon after dark last night and it

did not take long before things were fairly square. We had

a good dinner + then I went to Hdqrs to see if there was

anything doing. There wasn't except talk so I stayed there

talking until nearly midnight. My new dug out is much

further from the Boche so I risked taking off my boots

for the first time in six days + then wrapping my

blanket round me I turned in on a comfortable wire

bed and slept until 5:30. I had pleanty of officers to

look after the men at "start to" so I stayed in bed until

9 am + made up for the sleep I had missed. My men

did not have as good a time as that as they all

had to go off on small working parties for the

night. Most of them were back before midnight

so they got a few hours sleep - more than they

had been doing for some nights. Things are still

very quiet here we "bate" a fair amount and 

get a little in return. Perhaps it will get more

lively again soon. Suppose the higher command know

when, we certainly don't. I have seen a few newspapers

during the last few days but there does not seem to

be much news in them except the Russian show.

I suppose that will lengthen the war by a few

days but a few days doesn't count much in a

war that lasts years do they? By now you will

be really settled down at home again. I hope you

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25/2/18

71

My Own Darling,

  I feel lazy today as I have very little

to do. I got back here soon after dark last night and it

did not take long before things were fairly square. We had

a good dinner + then I went to Hdqrs to see if there was

anything doing. There wasn't except talk so I stayed there

talking until nearly midnight. My new dug out is much

further from the Boche so I risked taking off my boots

for the first time in six days + then wrapping my

blanket round me I turned in on a comfortable wire

bed and slept until 5:30. I had pleanty of officers to

look after the men at "start to" so I stayed in bed until

9 am + made up for the sleep I had missed. My men

did not have as good a time as that as they all

had to go off on small working parties for the

night. Most of them were back before midnight

so they got a few hours sleep - more than they

had been doing for some nights. Things are still

very quiet here we "bate" a fair amount and 

get a little in return. Perhaps it will get more

lively again soon. Suppose the higher command know

when, we certainly don't. I have seen a few newspapers

during the last few days but there does not seem to

be much news in them except the Russian show.

I suppose that will lengthen the war by a few

days but a few days doesn't count much in a

war that lasts years do they? By now you will

be really settled down at home again. I hope you


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  • August 22, 2019 00:02:51 Stella Watkin

    25/2/18

    71

    My Own Darling,

      I feel lazy today as I have very little

    to do. I got back here soon after dark last night and it

    did not take long before things were fairly square. We had

    a good dinner + then I went to Hdqrs to see if there was

    anything doing. There wasn't except talk so I stayed there

    talking until nearly midnight. My new dug out is much

    further from the Boche so I risked taking off my boots

    for the first time in six days + then wrapping my

    blanket round me I turned in on a comfortable wire

    bed and slept until 5:30. I had pleanty of officers to

    look after the men at "start to" so I stayed in bed until

    9 am + made up for the sleep I had missed. My men

    did not have as good a time as that as they all

    had to go off on small working parties for the

    night. Most of them were back before midnight

    so they got a few hours sleep - more than they

    had been doing for some nights. Things are still

    very quiet here we "bate" a fair amount and 

    get a little in return. Perhaps it will get more

    lively again soon. Suppose the higher command know

    when, we certainly don't. I have seen a few newspapers

    during the last few days but there does not seem to

    be much news in them except the Russian show.

    I suppose that will lengthen the war by a few

    days but a few days doesn't count much in a

    war that lasts years do they? By now you will

    be really settled down at home again. I hope you

  • July 18, 2019 15:00:24 Thomas A. Lingner

    25/2/18

    71

    My Own Darling,

      I feel lazy today as I have very little

    to do. I got back here soon after dark last night and it

    did not take long before things were fairly square. We had

    a good dinner + then I went to Hdqrs to see if there was

    anything doing. There wasn't except talk so I stayed there

    talking until nearly midnight. My new dug out is much

    further from the Boche so I risked taking off my boots

    for the first time in six days + then wrapping my

    blanket round me I turned in on a comfortable wire

    bed and slept until 5:30. I had pleanty of officers to

    look after the men at "start to" so I stayed in bed until

    9 am + made up for the sleep I had missed. My men

    did not have as good a time as that as they all

    had to go off on small working parties for the

    night. Most of them were back before midnight

    so they got a few hours sleep - more than they

    had been doing for some nights. Things are still

    very quiet here we "bate" a fair amount and 

    get a little in return. Perhaps it will get more

    lively again soon. Suppose the light command know

    when, we certainly don't. I have seen a few newspapers

    during the last few days but there does not seem to

    be much news in them except the Russian show.

    I suppose that will lengthen the war by a few

    days but a few days doesn't count much in a

    war that lasts years do they? By now you will

    be really settled down at home again. I hope you


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    Havrincourt, Ribecourt-la-Tour,

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February 25, 1918
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