|Letter from Hargrove Bellamy to Lilly Bellamy - #10|
|Letters - Hargrove Bellamy Correspondence|
|Wednesday, 10 July 1918 00:00|
119 Inf. A.E.F.
I know it has been some little time since writing you but so many things have happened and I have been so busy that I have just not had the time or opportunity to write-
Will go back three weeks and tell you I had a pleasant visit of these days in Paris on my way back to my Reginent. The rules of war will not permit my disclosing of my whereabouts however I am at present only four or five weeks from the front awaiting news to move up and take over the front lines.
Have spent several days in the lines, seen and experienced all the horors of war. Been over the top twice, taken part in a fight in no-mans-land and am still safe and sound. This war is a great big game of chance and I feel confident that some fortune wll lend me a hand and see me safely through to the past.Now dashing just because I am near the front doesn't necessitate I am in any real dager. Please don't worry about me Mother. Take good care of yourself and I will be back. Now I have only had three letters from you since my arrival. Please write of times. Letters mean so much to us over here. Tell anybody that I may know to write me. Sarah has been wonderful about writing me and her letters has been one of the greatest pleasures I have had. Wish I could tell you the real conditions over here. I know you and Father would be quite surprised. The weather has been very pleasant up to a few days ago but now we have lots of rain and mud. When I have time will write you more in detail the conditions we have been under over here. They are not so bad and we enjoy life as much as usual.
Give my love to Father and Sarah if she is with you and please write often.
Your devoted Son,