France, June 12, 1918

Dearest Emma;-

Your letter of June 5 arrived this morning having taken a whole week to come as you will see. I did not have a letter from you yesterday. Canadian mail arrived to day but there were no letters for me. I got the cake though that Elo sent. We shall probably have it for dinner to-night. It was mailed on April 8 and I fear that Elo will think that I have forgotten to write and thank her.

I am awfully sorry to hear the bad news about Dr. Leacock and fear that she may have a bad time of it. It is too bad that she could not have returned to Canada before her illness. Is Lieut. Leacock going to remain in England? Please give them both my very kindest regards when next you see them .

We are still in the same place and enjoying life as much as is possible with the military situation what it is. I fear it will be a summer of ferocious and almost continuous fighting. What the final result will be no one can say but I have every confidence that the enemy will have exhausted himself before he can obtain a decision in his favour. Great numbers of American troops are coming over but of course many of them are insufficiently trained to go into action. They will soon get themselves into shape though. Did I tell you that we now had an American M.O. attached to our unit for instruction? He is a very good chap. His home is in Pennsylvania.

General Bell and Capt. Petty had dinner with us last night. Mrs. Bell is still in Paris.

Do you remember what happened exactly six months, a half a year, ago to-day? We have been married half a year and have lived to-gether for 12 days, or on an average of two days a month. Hope the ratio will improve before long.

Your ever loving husband

Harold W. McGill

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