Two Brothers Serving in France, item 39

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are scarce. I saw one guidwife tugging

at the horses head while the man

guided the plough in the rear. They

work "till the last beam fadeth"-

till they can see to plough no more.

    Except for the Chinks, the villages

have but few inhabitants meantime,

but they are getting back gradually.

    St. Quentin is a larger town than

Cambrai. It was in the shelling zone

during nearly the whole of the war, &

nearly every house in the place has had

a share of the battering. I send you some

pictures showing the place before the war,

and after.

   I am also sending you some of the

mapshots I took recently. They are not

very great pictures, but they may interest

you. One, showing Lucienne and her kitten,

is for Maisie. I hope you will preserve

all the photos, along with the ones I sent

from Irvine & the Forth. They will make

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are scarce. I saw one guidwife tugging

at the horses head while the man

guided the plough in the rear. They

work "till the last beam fadeth"-

till they can see to plough no more.

    Except for the Chinks, the villages

have but few inhabitants meantime,

but they are getting back gradually.

    St. Quentin is a larger town than

Cambrai. It was in the shelling zone

during nearly the whole of the war, &

nearly every house in the place has had

a share of the battering. I send you some

pictures showing the place before the war,

and after.

   I am also sending you some of the

mapshots I took recently. They are not

very great pictures, but they may interest

you. One, showing Lucienne and her kitten,

is for Maisie. I hope you will preserve

all the photos, along with the ones I sent

from Irvine & the Forth. They will make


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  • March 4, 2018 12:39:11 Stella Watkin

    4

    are scarce. I saw one guidwife tugging

    at the horses head while the man

    guided the plough in the rear. They

    work "till the last beam fadeth"-

    till they can see to plough no more.

        Except for the Chinks, the villages

    have but few inhabitants meantime,

    but they are getting back gradually.

        St. Quentin is a larger town than

    Cambrai. It was in the shelling zone

    during nearly the whole of the war, &

    nearly every house in the place has had

    a share of the battering. I send you some

    pictures showing the place before the war,

    and after.

       I am also sending you some of the

    mapshots I took recently. They are not

    very great pictures, but they may interest

    you. One, showing Lucienne and her kitten,

    is for Maisie. I hope you will preserve

    all the photos, along with the ones I sent

    from Irvine & the Forth. They will make

  • March 4, 2018 12:39:00 Stella Watkin

    4

    are scarce. I saw one guidwife tugging

    at the horses head while the man

    guided the plough in the rear. They

    work "till the last beam fadeth"-

    till they can see to plough no more.

        Except for the Chinks, the villages

    have but few inhabitants meantime,

    but they are getting back gradually.

        St. Quentin is a larger town than

    Cambrai. It was in the shelling zone

    during nearly the whole of the war, &

    nearly every house in the place has had

    a share of the battering. I send you some

    pictures showing the place before the war,

    and after.

       I am also sending you some of the

    mapshots I took recently. They are not

    very great pictures, but they may interest

    you. One, showing Lucienne and and her kitten,

    is for Maisie. I hope you will preserve

    all the photos, along with the ones I sent

    from Irvine & the Forth. They will make


  • March 4, 2018 12:38:04 Stella Watkin

    4

    are scarce. I saw one guidwife tugging

    at the horses head while the man

    guided the plough in the rear. They

    work "till the last beam fadeth"-

    till they can see to plough no more.

        Except for the Chinks, the villages

    have but few inhabitants meantime,

    but they are getting back gradually.

        St. Quentin is a larger town than

    Cambrai. It was in the shelling zone

    during nearly the whole of the war, &

    nearly every house in the place has had

    a share of the battering. I send you some

    pictures showing the place before the war,

    and after.

       I am also sending you some of the mapshots I took recently. They are not very great pictures, but they may interest you. One, showing Lucienne and and her kitten, is for Maisie. I hope you will preserve all the photos, along with the ones I sent from Irvine the Forth. They will make


  • March 4, 2018 12:37:39 Stella Watkin

    4

    are scarce. I saw one guidwife tugging

    at the horses head while the man

    guided the plough in the rear. They

    work "till the last beam fadeth"-

    till they can see to plough no more.

        Except for the Chinks, the villages

    have but few inhabitants meantime,

    but they are getting back gradually.

        St. Quentin is a larger town than

    Cambrai. It was in the shelling zone

    during nearly the whole of the war, &

    nearly every house in the place has had

    a share of the battering. I send you some pictures showing the place before the war, and after. I am also sending you some of the mapshots I took recently. They are not very great pictures, but they may interest you. One, showing Lucienne and and her kitten, is for Maisie. I hope you will preserve all the photos, along with the ones I sent from Irvine the Forth. They will make


  • January 23, 2018 22:16:02 Raluca Man

    4

    are scarce. I saw one guidwife tugging at the horses head while the man guided the plough in the rear. They work ``till the last beam fadeth``- till they can see to plough no more. Except for the Chinks, the villages have but few inhabitants meantime, but they are getting back gradually. St. Quentin is a larger town than Cambrai. It was in the shelling zone during nearly the whole in the place has had a share of the battering. I send you some pictures showing the place before the war, and after. I am also sending you some of the mapshots I took recently. They are not very great pictures, but they may interest you. One, showing Lucienne and and her kitten, is for Maisie. I hope you will preserve all the photos, along with the ones I sent from Irvine the Forth. They will make


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    St Quentin, France

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Tony Burns Langenegger
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