Ten Years Ago Today, item 27

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From Abbeville I was sent to Calais in a

Hospital train. It took 13 hours. Look it up on

the map and you will realize a little how we

travelled.

                I was put on board a Hospital ship that

evening and came across the Channel for the last

time the next day, arriving at Dover & from

there to London & the Royal Free Hospital

on Grays Inn Road.

                Beryl came with Mummy the next day to

see me. What a funny little bundle of woolly

clothes you were – and that was the end of the War for me.

                That’s all there is darlings. It may be all

very interesting to you later on. I have told you

the tale as it happened. Whether I cut a good

figure in it or not I don’t know. The War to

you is History, and God grant that never in your

lifetime may you be called upon to undergo

the terrors of war time. Mummy can tell you

tales of the war. The women folk had the worst

time, and when the time comes for you to have

men-folk of your own may you be blessed with

peace all your life so that you may not know

the anxiety, the stress, the awful uncertainty of

these days of 1914 – 1918.

                God bless you my darlings

                                Your loving

                                                Daddy

 

Sept 18 1928

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From Abbeville I was sent to Calais in a

Hospital train. It took 13 hours. Look it up on

the map and you will realize a little how we

travelled.

                I was put on board a Hospital ship that

evening and came across the Channel for the last

time the next day, arriving at Dover & from

there to London & the Royal Free Hospital

on Grays Inn Road.

                Beryl came with Mummy the next day to

see me. What a funny little bundle of woolly

clothes you were – and that was the end of the War for me.

                That’s all there is darlings. It may be all

very interesting to you later on. I have told you

the tale as it happened. Whether I cut a good

figure in it or not I don’t know. The War to

you is History, and God grant that never in your

lifetime may you be called upon to undergo

the terrors of war time. Mummy can tell you

tales of the war. The women folk had the worst

time, and when the time comes for you to have

men-folk of your own may you be blessed with

peace all your life so that you may not know

the anxiety, the stress, the awful uncertainty of

these days of 1914 – 1918.

                God bless you my darlings

                                Your loving

                                                Daddy

 

Sept 18 1928


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  • December 14, 2016 22:56:03 Sue Bryant

    20

    From Abbeville I was sent to Calais in a

    Hospital train. It took 13 hours. Look it up on

    the map and you will realize a little how we

    travelled.

                    I was put on board a Hospital ship that

    evening and came across the Channel for the last

    time the next day, arriving at Dover & from

    there to London & the Royal Free Hospital

    on Grays Inn Road.

                    Beryl came with Mummy the next day to

    see me. What a funny little bundle of woolly

    clothes you were – and that was the end of the War for me.

                    That’s all there is darlings. It may be all

    very interesting to you later on. I have told you

    the tale as it happened. Whether I cut a good

    figure in it or not I don’t know. The War to

    you is History, and God grant that never in your

    lifetime may you be called upon to undergo

    the terrors of war time. Mummy can tell you

    tales of the war. The women folk had the worst

    time, and when the time comes for you to have

    men-folk of your own may you be blessed with

    peace all your life so that you may not know

    the anxiety, the stress, the awful uncertainty of

    these days of 1914 – 1918.

                    God bless you my darlings

                                    Your loving

                                                    Daddy

     

    Sept 18 1928

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    Calais, France

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    Dover, England

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    London, England

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  • Additional document location Dover, England
  • Additional document location London, England
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