Letter home from the Western Front

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Jan 26th                                                                                                                                                                              18th R.F

B.E.F.

France

My dear Mother

We are just out again and with any

luck shall not go in again for about

a month. We have done just a month

in + out of the trenches, this last time

we were in for 9 days - 4 days in 

support + 5 days in the firing line.

I wish I could tell you where it was

but I shall only get the letter torn up

by Old Man Censor! Anyway it was a 

very well known place and a very

hot corner + I am glad to say I got

through this time without having any

more casualties in the platoon. It was

really a most astounding thing as the

company we relieved had lost a good many.

In on place the Huns were only about 80 yds

away and they were also holding a small

crater in front of their line the front

edge of which was only about 35 or 40 yds

distant from us. We were fairly safe from

shells as the lines were so close together 

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Jan 26th                                                                                                                                                                              18th R.F

B.E.F.

France

My dear Mother

We are just out again and with any

luck shall not go in again for about

a month. We have done just a month

in + out of the trenches, this last time

we were in for 9 days - 4 days in 

support + 5 days in the firing line.

I wish I could tell you where it was

but I shall only get the letter torn up

by Old Man Censor! Anyway it was a 

very well known place and a very

hot corner + I am glad to say I got

through this time without having any

more casualties in the platoon. It was

really a most astounding thing as the

company we relieved had lost a good many.

In on place the Huns were only about 80 yds

away and they were also holding a small

crater in front of their line the front

edge of which was only about 35 or 40 yds

distant from us. We were fairly safe from

shells as the lines were so close together 


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  • October 17, 2018 13:51:46 Sarika Jain

    Jan 26th                                                                                                                                                                              18th R.F

    B.E.F.

    France

    My dear Mother

    We are just out again and with any

    luck shall not go in again for about

    a month. We have done just a month

    in + out of the trenches, this last time

    we were in for 9 days - 4 days in 

    support + 5 days in the firing line.

    I wish I could tell you where it was

    but I shall only get the letter torn up

    by Old Man Censor! Anyway it was a 

    very well known place and a very

    hot corner + I am glad to say I got

    through this time without having any

    more casualties in the platoon. It was

    really a most astounding thing as the

    company we relieved had lost a good many.

    In on place the Huns were only about 80 yds

    away and they were also holding a small

    crater in front of their line the front

    edge of which was only about 35 or 40 yds

    distant from us. We were fairly safe from

    shells as the lines were so close together 

  • January 23, 2018 14:26:22 Georgia Anderton

    Jan 26th                                                                                                                                                                              18th R.F

    B.E.F.

    France

    My dear Mother

    We are just out again and with any

    luck shall not go in again for about

    a month. We have done just a month

    in + out of the trenches, this last time

    we were in for 9 days - 4 days in 

    support + 5 days in the firing line.

    I wish I could tell you where it was

    but I shall only get the letter torn up

    by Old Man Censor! Anyway it was a 

    very well known place and a very

    hot corner + I am glad to say I got

    through this time without having any

    more casualties in the platoon. It was

    really a most astounding thing as the

    company we relieved had lost a good many.

    In on place the Huns were only about 80 yds

    away and they were also holding a small

    crater in front of their line thefront

    edge of which was only about 35 or 40 yds

    distant from us. We were fairly safe from

    shells as the lines were so close together 


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