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6 March 1918

 

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6. 3. 18.

My dear Father,

I have owed you a letter for a long time, and have one from Mother & another from Cecily to acknowledge since I last wrote.  The stop watch suits very well, though I have not yet had an opportunity of using it.  Many thanks also for the books which are a great boon.  I will let you know when we want any more, but at present we have a lot to go on with.

The weather has become quite springlike & the conditions round here are quite pleasant.  We have not been in the line for more than a week, but will be going back in a few days.  I have spent a large portion of to day in a motor lorry, which on the roads here is about as uncomfortable a mode of conveyance is you can find anywhere.  After a short time in one, the only hope of arriving whole is to stand up in it, as the shocks then are not so severe.  I had a line from Jo. the other day, who has a last got out here having flown across & is up north somewhere.  We had two correspondents here yesterday from the Surrey Mirror & Croydon Advertiser respectively, who are doing all the Surrey regiments on behalf of the County papers, so I daresay you will be seeing some of their impressions in the local rag shortly.  Most unfortunately our prize

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liar is not here at the moment or the tale would have been twice as wonderful as it is likely to be now. We have a great personage coming round here to-morrow, great only in the military line. We prepared a special stunt for him the other day, but he failed to turn up, so now we are preparing nothing & perhaps he will arrive.  I hope he will be duly satisfied.

We expect to return to our haunts opposite the Bosch in a day or two & if this weather continues it will be quite pleasant, as things are very quiet there.

Love to all

Jack.