France, May 29, 1918

Dear Wife; –

Received your letter of May 23 this afternoon. Am glad to know that you are getting along alright in your new work and hope that you duties may become lighter later on.

Many thanks for sending the underwear which has not yet arrived. I wanted only one suit though as I already have one summer suit and it is quite out of the question for me to carry around a lot of extra clothing. I have altogether too much now and shall probably have to ditch some of it in case we get orders for a hurried move as we are very liable to. Please do not send me any more socks. I have now all I can use during the next year. I have been giving them away, both light and heavy ones.

Another big Hun offensive seems to have begun, this time chiefly against the French. We haven’t had any definite news so far but it would seem that the enemy is not having the great successes that attended his effort two months ago. Leave has opened again, but it is very limited and my turn may not come for some months. It is only right that the infantry should get the first chance to share in the little that is being given. If the new Hun offensive is held up perhaps the number of leave warrants granted per week may be increased. In any case you had better decide upon the hotel we shall honour with our patronage when I do get over. I shall want two or three days at least in London. After that we shall chase ourselves up to Scotland and have a nice quiet time to ourselves. I do not feel that I shall feel disappointed if I do not see a show at all during our next holiday.

Your loving husband
Harold W. McGill

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