The Letters of Arthur Martin-Leake February 1917

Read by Nicholas Blatchley

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22/2/17

My dear Mammy

I sent a card from Boulogne on arrival & hope you got it. After the crossing it got very foggy again so perhaps boats did not run again yesterday.

It took me all day yesterday to get here; the train left about 10 am & I arrived at 12.30 am this morning…

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27/2/17

My dear Mammy

Many thanks for your letter & copies from Frank.

You will see by the papers that startling things are happening lower down the line. The Bosh seems to have taken advantage of the thick weather to get back a bit & is no doubt trying to make himself comfortable, but it will only be for a short time.

We are having nice spring weather with some sun at intervals.

L.G.’s* speech was good & the country should know how things stand now. It is to be hoped that they will get the man question properly going because the Bosh is undoubtedly putting all his available men into the army & we must do likewise to meet him.

Had a letter from John Henry asking me to tea, lunch or anything. His sudden outburst because we went up in the same carriage the other day — there are advantages in going 3rd after all.

Hope you are very fit.

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

* Lloyd George

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