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..the sausages and pork pies … were delicious in spite of being 10 days old!!

18/04/1917 HMB My dearest Mother Your wire to Tim arrived this afternoon: how it happened that my wire to you despatched from Havre at 8.45 Monday morning with my own hands has not reached you I am entirely unable to … Continue reading

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It was so ripping seeing you all again…

SS Normania 11/04/1917 My Dearest Mother Here I am stuck again: it is a rotten business. We didn’t go last night and I shall be very astonished if we go tonight: it is simply too sickening. It spoils everything to … Continue reading

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Suddenly up came the British Army fire brigade…..

7/3/1917 My Dearest Mother I should have written on Sunday but I was on duty all day and the rest I had some important work to do arranging our new tool-house and potting shed, and looking over our seed–boxes and … Continue reading

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Now don’t begin to worry about U boats….

26/2/1917 I hurried Father’s letter off in order that you should have some news of me, and in the meanwhile received your thrilling letter of the 18th. I do hope your news was true. I still contend that we are … Continue reading

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Lord preserve me from female doctors: I wouldn’t ever go near one…….

21/2/1917 My Dearest Mother Has everyone else had spotted fever? What asses Mrs B &L are to be sure. I hope your cold and chill have quite gone now: you have been rather a poor thing haven’t you. I think … Continue reading

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Did they have much skating on the brickpits ?

21/2/1917 My Dearest Father I don’t know when this will reach you as one of our girls has been at Havre for over four days waiting to go home on leave. However here goes. The cold has quite gone but … Continue reading

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We have got leave until 11, a great event!

12.2.1917                                                                               … Continue reading

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Even the flowers in our vases freeze solid……..

My Dearest Mother                                                            24.1.17 All we can think or talk about … Continue reading

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Oh how cold it is. We have snow and frost and rain and sleet by turns……

  17/01/1917                                                                             … Continue reading

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The weather is absolutely poisonous……

09/01/1917                   HMB My Dearest Mother Thank you very much for your letters, papers and the sweet little calendar. I should have written before but that Tim has been seedy again. The … Continue reading

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