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Letters From Garnet – Witley Camp, April 17, 1919

 “…thousands of men out of work…” Witley Camp, April 17, 1919 Dear Folks, Well: here we are in Blighty and finished with France and Belgium, I hope. It’s mighty good to be in a land where you don’t have to try swallowing your tongue when you want to say something and one can live...
  •  “…the bullets started whizzing around my head…”   France, April 30, 1918 Dear Lottie and Walt, No doubt you are thinking it’s about time I was getting busy with a letter to you…so here goes. I don’t know how many times I’ve planned to write lately...
  • “…we haven’t suffered the casualties we might have…..”   Somewhere in France, April 4, 1918 Dear Millie, Just after writing you last, stating that I hadn’t heard from you in so long, I received two of your letters (one a few days back) so I’ll...
  • “…we’re part of the “big noise.”   Miss Millie Dobbs,                                                                           France, March 11, 1918 25 Howland Ave., Toronto, Ont., Canada   Dear Sis, …We have accompanied the battalion in “the line” for several trips but all the boys have come through safely. The last...
  •  “…Everything around it was shot to pieces, trees standing stark and naked, stripped of branches or shattered to splinters…” Mr. W.E. Dobbs,                                                                                            France, Feb. 7, 1918 511 Craig St., Winnipeg, Man. Canada   Dear Lottie and Walt, I’ve been trying for a chance...
  • “…the average  soldier carries about 75 pounds..” Miss Millie Dobbs,                                                          Somewhere in France, Jan. 12, 1918 25 Howland Ave., Toronto, Ont., Canada   Dear Sis, I haven’t a great deal of time to write but shall do what I can. We are about to...
  • “…we comb our hair with a piece of ice.”   Miss Millie Dobbs,                                                                            France, Dec. 26, 1917 25 Howland Ave, Toronto, Ont., Canada   Dear Sis, I’ll bet you are beginning to think I’ve been “snapoohed” or something on account of not hearing from me...
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