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Jim Strawbridge

My son is friendly with a book person who has mentioned the following forthcoming auction. The auction coming up includes letters from the front and the conditions there including note of permission requested to have a football match with the hun. I have no connection with the offering or the auction but I thought that others on this forum might be interested.

https://www.sworder.co.uk/auction/lot/305-32-WW1-Letters-82-pages-Sent-from-France-and-Belgium-Trenches/?lot=250360&so=0&st=&sto=0&au=842&ef=&et=&ic=False&sd=0&mc=3&pp=100&pn=2&g=-1

 

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TEW

Entry for 4/1/1914 reads;

'I was sent out with a party to get rid of the water (in the trenches), all the time bullets were whistling down the stream and over our heads'.

TEW

 

 

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Ken Lees
13 minutes ago, TEW said:

Entry for 4/1/1914 reads;

'I was sent out with a party to get rid of the water (in the trenches), all the time bullets were whistling down the stream and over our heads'.

TEW

 

 

 

4/1/1914?

 

Talk about getting to the match early!

Edited by Ken Lees

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squirrel

Making sure of getting a pie at half time no doubt.

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Steviebullsatatter
2 hours ago, Ken Lees said:

 

4/1/1914?

 

Talk about getting to the match early!

Another Saturday home game for millwall 

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Ken Lees
14 hours ago, Steviebullsatatter said:

Another Saturday home game for millwall 

Get there early at Millwall and you'd likely get a game, I believe :whistle:

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Skipman

Were the Artists Rifles even in the front line at that time. Don't think so?

 

Mike

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TEW

In fairness to the collection which may prove to be bona fide I think the auctioneers should be more diligent in their description.

Quite a hefty estimate on the collection, the seller & auctioneers want the best price but only describe the lot with details open to ridicule.

However, if the 'proposed football match ' letter is authentic it would prove very interesting.

Doubt it would stop another TV documentary on The Football Match.

TEW

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