The Letters of Arthur Martin-Leake June 1916

The Letters of Arthur Martin-Leake February 1916

Read by Nicholas Blatchley

June 1916
From Arthur's Wartime Photo Album - Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies
Hertfordshire Archives & Local Studies

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My dear Mammy

Many thanks for yours with the copy from Frank. The second {?} outing was certainly very fine, but how splendid it would have been if we had only had a little luck with the weather.

I wonder what you think of the BCA? This all shows what a hopeless condition the Austrians are getting into. No decent troops would surrender at the rate they are doing. We are having very cold & wet weather & no signs of any change yet.

I see by the papers that the married men go on 24th of this month, so suppose you lose yours then. We are not doing much & all seems quiet in these parts.

Best love & hoping you are quite fit.

Y[ou]r affect[ionate] son
A.M. Leake

{HALS ref: 87043}



My dear Mammy

I have no news except what comes out of the papers…We are having a fair amount of work but nothing excessive. Everything seems to point to the Bosh having anxious times & it looks as if our time is not far ahead. The Austrians must be jolly sick about the whole show. The Italians are now giving them a good old kick…there seems to be no doubt that the war is becoming more interesting from our point of view.

We are not having good weather; it is dark & showery…

Hoping you are quite well now & have no trace of the cold.

Best love
Y[ou]r affect[ionate] son
A.M. Leake

{HALS ref:  87045}



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