The Letters of Arthur Martin-Leake September 1917

Read by Nicholas Blatchley

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My dear Mammy

I shall not be home till about the end of the month. They have just let me know this, so, as I feared, I shall not be able to see Frank who is probably now with you.

We are back again in the old town & things are quite peaceful. The line is a good long way off, but at present we have nothing to do with it so the further off it is the better. General opinion seems to be that that we may be here through the winter but of course nobody knows, & it seems too good for that.

The weather is quite fine& I hope by now you have got all your harvest up. Fresh troubles in Russia, but they will soon have the winter to save them from the Boche, & will then be able to put themselves right. Hope Bella is still gaining in weight. Best love.

Y[ou]r affect[iona]te son
A.M. Leake




My dear Mammy

Your letter saying Bella is getting on very well & thinking of getting up. Am very glad to get this news but hope she won’t be in any hurry & will wait till she is really quite fit.

I shall be home at the end of the week if nothing crops up to upset the present arrangements. I don’t think it will because all is so quiet in these parts just now.

We are having perfect weather & it should be helping things up north where they seem to be doing very well.

Shall not write again as I shall be home nearly as soon as this. Best love.

Y[ou]r affect[iona]te son
A.M. Leake


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