France, July 19, 1918

Dearest Emma; –

Was very very pleased to receive your letter of July 15 which came to hand this morning. —- I have just had some tea, time being 5 P.M., and shall now proceed as you will infer I am now back at Hq. of the unit and all the officers are going to a concert at 5:45 P.M. It looks as though we might get a cloudy evening for which the Lord be praised. If the sky is overcast the hired assassins of Potsdam will not be able to come over and bounce bombs off of our tin hats. On the other hand, of course, if the moon is not out our gallant airmen will not be able to cross the lines and carry retribution to the murderous Huns.

We have been getting very good war news over the wires to day and we can only hope that the French continue the good work. It would seem that the American troops fighting with the French are doing splendidly. I trust that the British army may be able to deliver the enemy to a body blow before the summer is over.

Your letter was the only one I received to day but it was worth no end of ordinary ones. I have not heard from Margaret since I was up to see her nearly two weeks ago.

I have been delayed very much writing this letter with a crown in the mess discussing the war, and it is now nearly time for the concert. Please excuse this short note.

Your loving husband

Harold W. McGill

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