Letters from the trenches

Life in the trenches is anything but pleasant; there is a constant odour of the fallen caging us in. Every day my friends and my companions are being killed! Why did I sign up for this?

Letters from the trenches

Mirrorpix Get daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingWe have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Haunting letters sent home at Christmas by WWI soldiers from the frontline have gone on display.

The notes, many more than years old, were written by troops serving on the Western Front to a church in Radcliffe, Bury, to thank members of its congregation for sending over festive gifts and messages.

One soldier writes of the harsh winter weather and says he is dreaming of the Christmas parties and the carols being sung in church as he prepares for battle in the mud-lashed trenches.

They reveal the heartfelt gratitude of soldiers who were sent simple parcels, small presents and even in many case, just correspondence and good wishes. Many of the letters are dated before Christmas but others span into the New Year, depending on when items arrived.

Letters from the trenches

I received it on Tuesday and it set me off thinking about the Christmas singers and the party. Wishing I was there instead of here. British soldiers in a trench on the Western Front in France wearing paper hats from Christmas crackers while a sentry uses a mirror to keep watch on No Man's Land Image: Trust you are in the best of health.

I cannot say that I am exactly enjoying myself here. They have all been copied to protect the originals and where handwriting is tricky to read, transcriptions are provided.

Researching the First World War

More letters are expected to go on display in future months.Apical surfaces of epithelial cells are characterized by the presence of abundant F-actin-based microvilli.

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William Deming Hornaday Transcripts of World War I letters and personal accounts, / (Vol. 3, page ). In this letter, Robert Luttrell, who had been in the hospital during Christmas , describes the mood in Germany.

Read the essential details about the letters from the trenches. Soldiers were also encouraged to write letters to friends and family in Britain. Most men decided it .

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letters from the trenches – Trinity College Library, Cambridge