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Sunday, February 15, 2015

February 15th, 1915. Charley's 19th letter home from France. WW1

Feb 15, 1915
France

Dear Sister    Just finished a letter to Mother and naturally I thought of you. I guess you are pretty busy these days as the work will be getting harder every day as it grows towards the Summer Exams.

Well V-V we received our First Canadian patient today. He had pneumonia. As yet we have not had any Canadian wounded but they will be coming in most any day now. We expect some big battles just as soon as the Spring opens up and all the Kanuks and Kitcheners Army gets into action, let us hope that they are in our Favour. 


Most every day there are Aeroplanes flying over the Hospital. So it is quite an ordinary sight for me now to see flying machines.
Photo from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/
First World War Biplane. A Sopwith F-1 'Camel'
The weather here is still wet and it rains most every day still it is quite warm in comparison to Manitoba weather. Yesterday there were about fifty French invalids from the French Hospital near here were out for a walk past here and it was very funny to see them. Nearly every one had on a different colored uniform. Red, Blue, khaki and all the colors of the rainbow. It seemed very funny to us as all our troops are dressed in the same kind of uniforms except the Hindus and they wear their turbans.

The people of France are very kind to us and give us most anything they have. The French that they talk over here is quite different to that which I used to learn at school. They seem to have a kind of slang that is hard to get on to. However I am able to make myself understood and if we are here much longer I think I will be able to get on to it fairly well.

Well V-V I have not very much time for letter writing but don’t you forget to drop a line or two in your spare time. Remember me to Dad and Mother when you write and don’t be a stiff, write occasionally yourself.

As Ever
Your Brother Chas



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