When his mother passed away years ago, his family discovered more than 70 letters she had kept written by his father who served in the U. The letters, many of them still in their original envelopes, were dated from to
Amanda Mason and Ellen Parton Thursday 4 January During the First World War, letter writing was the main form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones, helping to ease the pain of separation. The British Army Postal Service delivered around 2 billion letters during the war.
In alone, over 19, mailbags crossed the English Channel each day, transporting letters and parcels to British troops on the Western Front.
Soldiers wrote letters in spare moments, sometimes from front line trenches or in the calmer surroundings behind the lines. Censorship dictated what servicemen were permitted to disclose in their letters.
However, in practice, men often found ways to impart information, and their letters offer a powerful and highly personal insight into the experience of war. Receiving letters from family and friends was also vital to morale, keeping men and women connected to the homes they had left behind.
Letters written on the home front to family and friends are today a fascinating source of information about everyday life in wartime Britain.
We hold around 7, collections of personal letters from the First World War in our archives. Here are just a few of them. Letters written by children during the First World War can be just as valuable a source of information as those written by servicemen. This letter from schoolboy Patrick Blundstone to his father contains a fascinating eye-witness account of the destruction in September of a Zeppelin airship near Cuffley in Hertfordshire by William Leefe-Robinson VC.
See object record Read the letter in full below. I have heard that it raided London up the Strand and caused heavy causalities. But this I know because I saw, and so did everyone else in the house.
Here is my story: I heard the clock strike 11 o'clock. I was in bed and just going to sleep. Between 2 'clock and 2. Miss Willy woke Poolman and told him to wake me.
Miss Willy helped Mrs Willy downstairs. We were all awake by now, we had a Miss Blair staying with us for the weekend. We saw flashes and then heard "Bangs" and "Pops".
Suddenly a bright yellow light appeared and died down again. It's alright" said Poolman. That light appeared again and we Miss Blair, Poolman and I rushed to the window and looked out and there right above us was the Zepp!
It had broken in half, and was like this: It went slightly to the right, and crashed down into a field!! It nearly burnt itself out, when it was finished by the Cheshunt Fire Brigade. I would rather not describe the condition of the crew, of course they were dead - burnt to death.
They were roasted, there is absolutely no other word for it. They were brown, like the outside of Roast Beef. One had his legs off at the knees, and you could see the joint!
The Zepp was bombed from an aeroplane above, with an incendiary bomb by a Lieutenany Robertson Johnson?Aphrodite really had no important festivals, and her favorite consort was Ares, god of war. Love was extremely important—and hurtful, deadly, and destructive.
However, love was vital to the scheme of existence, and the Greeks felt they had to pay homage to it but not necessarily revere it. During the First World War, letter writing was the main form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones, helping to ease the pain of separation.
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