09.03.1917: Bernard on Leave | Bernard auf Heimaturlaub | Bernard en permission

Transcription:

-No. 8 squadron-
-B.E.F.-

9th Mar 17

Dear old Dad.

That was a good spot of leave
By Jove. I was getting a little bit shakey {sic} before
I left here, and now we feel ready for
anything. Losses have been a bit stiff
since I came back, & I’ve attended (?)
double funeral, and skipped another,
cheeky isn’t it? However most of these
things can be accounted for by inexperience…

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20.02.1917: Peters Pakete aus der Heimat | Peter’s Parcels from Home | Peter reçoit des paquets du pays

Transkription:

Coblenz, d. 20.II.17.
Gestern Eure liebe Karte und
soeben das große Paket mit
vielem Dank erhalten.
Werde wahrscheinlich doch noch
in nächster Zeit in Urlaub
kommen. Sonst noch alles
beim Alten. Auf baldiges Wieder-
sehen grüßt Euch recht herzlich, Euer
Sohn u. Bruder Peter
Komme vielleicht
Sonntag nach dort

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15.01.1917: Bernard’s War Loan | L’emprunt de guerre de Bernard | Bernard zeichnet Kriegsanleihen

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-15.1.17-

Dear old Dad.

Are you the father of a daughter-in-law
yet? Faut expliques. I had a capital letter
from Mary yesterday giving me all the news.
What is this she tells me about Eddy hot
stuffing your china & silver. Mon dieu, et
sacré mon dieu chien! Il a pas peur.
Bloody lip in plain English. What are
you doing, taking to chop sticks?

What about this war loan? I am ordering
two copies of it. Think I can scrape up enough
dust to pay for one dish, must overdraw a…

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09.01.1917: Deutschland im Januar 1917 – Uneingeschränkter U-Boot-Krieg | Germany in January 1917 – Unrestricted Submarine Warfare | L’Allemagne en janvier 1917 – la guerre sous-marine à outrance

Gemälde “Untergang der Lusitania“. Quelle: Deutsches Bundesarchiv, DVM 10 Bild-23-61-17 / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Painting “Sinking of the Lusitania“. Source: German Federal Archives, DVM 10 Bild-23-61-17 / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Peinture “Naufrage du Lusitania“. Source: Les Archives Fédérales allemandes, DVM 10 Bild-23-61-17 / CC-BY-SA 3.0.

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01.01.1917: Bernard in High Spirits | Bernard de très bonne humeur | Bernard in bester Stimmung

Transcription:

-1.1.17-

Dear old Dad,

A very happy “New Year” to you, and
many, many more of them!

What a life!! ‘Xmas, and then “New
Year’s Eve,” some revelry!! You must
be having great times by your account,
up to your ears in festivities, dances, &
what not. Do send me a very full
account so soon as your hand steadies down
a bit! How is the matrimonial Eddy…

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