I’m feeling all choked up today. @HistoryNeedsYou contacted me recently with an offer to read one of the letters out loud.
The obvious one to choose was Ted’s letter about the Christmas Truce (written just after a stretch of 25 days and nights in the trenches, contradicting the “mythbusting” piece by @TheHistoryGuy that they were only in the trenches 3 days at a time).
Do listen to it – it’s all there: the strain and exhaustion of the trenches, the mud, the Christmas Truce, and the excitement of the prospect of going home for a week’s leave.
And if you need history brought to life, you need History Needs You. They are good peeps.