France, March 25, 1917

Dear Miss Griffis;-

Your two letters of Feb. 11 & 26 respectively came to hand yesterday and I was delighted to hear from you, especially as your seeming neglect I now know to have been due to faulty mail service. This is really not a letter just a note in acknowledgement of yours. We are in the trenches and conditions are not conducive to careful correspondence for particular people. You will please excuse me writing from the pages of my field message book.

It has been a clear bright day and good for the artillery. Since early morning it has been a case of “Bombard Beaucoup”. So far to day we have been very lucky but I hasten to touch wood. An hour ago the Boche’s shells were falling short of our dugout and now they are overshooting us about 100 yards. I hope they do not try to strike an average range. Just at present they are planting them between me and Bn. Hq. I hope they are through before it is time for me to go down to dinner. By the way, there are five of us at Bn. Hq. mess. Thank you.

Please write once a week as you promised. Good bye for present.

Sincerely yours,

Harold W McGill


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