23.11.1915 : Jean affronte un Aviatik à la carabine | Jean confronts an Aviatik with a rifle | Jean bekämpft eine Aviatik… mit einem Karabiner

” J’ai attaqué un autre avion dans nos lignes mais ma mitrailleuse a refusé de fonctionner et nous avons poursuivi le combat, le lieutenant Gambier tirant avec un mousqueton et moi avec une Winchester.”

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22.11.1915: Peter hat schlechte Zähne I Peter has bad teeth I Peter a de mauvaises dents

Missy, d. 22.XI.15

Liebe Eltern, Geschw. u. Oheim.

Bin soeben wieder von
[Monturet ?] vom Zahnarzt
gekommen und will
Euch den versprochenen
Brief schreiben. Heute war
ich schon das viertemal
da und ist erst ein Zahn
fertig. Am Mittwoch muß
ich wiederkommen, dann
kommt der zweite an die
Reihe, wird auch eine
Woche lang dauern und
dann hab ich noch zwei
alte Stücke stehn.

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20.11.1915: Bernard Promoted to Flying Officer | Bernard wird zum Fliegeroffizier ernannt | Bernard promu « flying officer »

Transcription:

20:11:15

Dear Father.

How time rolls on. By Jove it is
nearly ‘Xmas again already! Things here
move slowly just now. The weather is
bad for one thing, and there seems to be a
lull in proceedings too. I hear the Huns are
limited as to the number of rounds per
gun daily now. Shurely {sic} a sign of strained
resources don’t you think?

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14.11.1915: Bernard Behind Enemy Lines | Bernard hinter den feindlichen Linien | Bernard derrière les lignes ennemies

Transcription:

14:11:15

Dear Father,

It is several days now since I
last wrote to you is it not? I hope
you have not been “wind up” about me!!
Between you, and me, old Dad it’s me
that’s had the bally wind up. Jolly well
shoved right up too!! It is finished
now thank goodness. We have been doing
the long reconnaissance which necessitated
penetrating the Hun country to the
extent of some fifty odd miles. I can…

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08.11.1915: Bernard and the Fog | Bernard und der Nebel | Bernard et le brouillard

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8:11:15

Dear Father,

Very many thanks for your last
letter.  Wonder of wonders John Milne
has turned up to this squadron, and
I have so arranged things that he is
in my flight, ditto billet, ditto mess.
Top hole isn’t it?  I have been putting
him up to the ropes all day, when
not in the air myself.

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05.11.1915: Bernard’s Artillery Show | Bernards Artillerie-Spektakel | La démonstration d’artillerie de Bernard

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26:10:1915

Dear Father,
Very many thanks for your letter of 29th. The
“Engineering W. of the W.” arrived yesterday, and an excellent
supply of apples today. I am glad you find my letters
interesting, and that you are able to form some idea
of what it is like flying over the lines. It is very
difficult to write what seems even a moderately
interesting letter, since one must not mention the
really interesting things atall {sic}. However if you like
to squash yourself very small, and hop in alongside
‘o’ me when nobody’s looking, and leave a decent box
of gaspers behind you when you get out, you can come
out with us and do an artillery show. The machine
you are getting into is exactly the same as those they
are building at the old works. You get into the…

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