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Letters to the trenches

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 12:24 am
by zimmerman
I have searched archives exhaustively and found many letters sent home from soldiers on active service I have found none from wives, girlfriends or families in the other direction.

Any examples would be greatly appreciated.

Stuart Reed

Re: Letters to the trenches

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 4:20 pm
by Miss Costello
I have quite a few in my possession, but if you need a quick reference a nice book which covers the Great War and WW2 is 'Forces Sweethearts'

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Forces-Sweethea ... nna+lumley

If you tell me what it is specifically that you're looking for I can sift through mine.

K

Re: Letters to the trenches

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:07 pm
by Lord Byron
zimmerman wrote:I have searched archives exhaustively and found many letters sent home from soldiers on active service I have found none from wives, girlfriends or families in the other direction...


I'm trying to remember which veteran recalled the last lingering read many soldiers made of letters sent to them in the trenches before they visited the latrines... :o