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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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Best love and the best of luck for 1917 to you both…….

27/12/1916      HMB My dearest Mother I have already written to thank you for your Christmas present but this is a kind of general letter to wish you both a happier New Year. I had a card from Ford … Continue reading

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I hope you enjoyed the Tothill shoot, I itched to be there………….

27/12/1916              HMB My dearest Father I sent you and Mother a very hurried scrappy letter for Christmas, but this is a better effort, now I have a little breathing space. Thank you ever so … Continue reading

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We are full of preparations for Christmas. We shall try to make things as jolly as possible for the men……

12/12/1916 My dearest Father I think it is time I wrote to you. How are you getting on, have you had any shooting lately? I suppose Walter will shoot Tothill once or twice. Can you raise a big turkey for … Continue reading

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