31 August 1916 – Paul to Gertrude

31 Aug


c/o G.P.O.

Aug. 31st.


Dear Mother.

Very many thanks for your letter – I did’nt have time yesterday to answer it. I’m glad the silver oar arrived safely.

Yes- my cold has quite gone now – but I’ve started them going in the mess now – & I’m thoroughly sworn at all round.

Good news this about Roumania coming in at last – it seems to have shaken the German populace a bit – so awfully amusing I think having their own ammunition fired back at them. I only heard from Dreda that Jane could’nt get to Seaview because Chubbie was away- but I never knew till you told me that she had an operation an’ all.

Chubbie hardly ever writes you know- I wish Jane had written & told me about it. Rotten luck for Jane not getting her holidays now – & I do hope she’s found someone to help her. I had a long letter from Ben last night – she’s recovering a lot she says – but still seems much distressed poor child.

Glad you’ve heard from Topher – I really must send him a letter.

Very best love to you all

Your ever loving son


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