Can I just say what a read those letters are. To see the ehthusiasm of one
and the negativity of another shows what people at the time thought of the
war. I have my great uncles letters that he sent home from the war which
contrast with those and make for " A great read" Isn't it funny that they
always say I will write mother in a day or two but letters to the mother
seem never to survive. I need to go through mine again but I don't think
there is one to his mother at all surviving.
One thing I do feel from the two chaps mail you have posted and those of my
great uncle is that war is nothing but futile. Unfortunately greed as we
have seen recently with the gulf wars will always outweigh peace.
Finally these letters you have transcribed bring home the way my other great
Uncle would have lived at the time. He was KIA 17th Oct 1917 and as you are
aware is listed on the Tyne cot memorial. He was a part of the 11th
----- Original Message -----
From: "steve morse" <morse(a)athomewithyourpc.net>
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 12:55 PM
Subject: [Notts] Norman Butchers letters on my website
I have at last added all the letters from Norman Butcher MM ,1st Bt
Foresters to my website. Please take the time to read them. There are
probably twice as many now as previously seen.
In Memory of Norman - Killed in Action 5th March 1917 and all those who
paid the supreme price for our freedom.
Researching 9th Battalion The Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby
People ask me my religion - My religion is kindness.
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