March 29. 1940
My dear sweethearts;
To-day will go down in history for the Royal 22e Regt.
We had the honor and distinction of being the only unit to be reviewed by your boy friend; Gen. Sir Edmund Ironsides. And [...]
Just got up a while ago, had my cup of tea in bed, and now listening to an Easter program on my wireless from Sweeden wonderful music and singing. This is the life in Europe. This is part of my day’s work. Keeping up with the [...]
Dear Lauretta & Junie
To-day was a new experience in my young military career. I burried this afternoon one of my best non-commissioned officers who was killed the other day accidentally. We had the funeral service in the Chapel of the Benedictins “monks”. I sent you some time [...]
London, Saturday morning, 3:00 am
You see what time it is; I have just landed to my hotel room from a marveleous dinner and reception, given to the Canadians by our ex Pr. Minister The Hon. R.B. Bennett who now resides in Kent England. We [...]
Postmarked: 11:45am 15 Mar 1940 Aldershot,Hants
14 Mar 40
Darling Lauretta & Junie
After a strenuous day, I have a few minutes before turning in to bed.
To-day was a real lively day for me, up at 5:00 am this morning, rain all morning snowed all afternoon and at [...]
Postmarked: 11:45 am 11 Mar 1940 Aldershot, Hants
March 10, 1940
This week has been my best since here.
Up at 5.30 am, breakfeast at 6.30 lunch at 12.00 tea at 4.00 bath at 5.00 dinner at 7.00 cocktail and sherry, before dinner, so this afternoon, [...]
Postmarked: 8:00 pm 4 Mar 1940 Aldershot, Hants
March 4. 1940
Now sitting in my office and can spare a few minutes between jobs. I had another serial of photos taken a few minutes ago, so you’ll get the soon. I hope your [...]
March 3. 1940
Just returned to Camp this very minute after having travelled some 600 miles.
I must admit my camp room looks and feels quite comfy, after such a long ride.
I am now a full fledge [...]
Rhos-on-Sea North Wales
St. Davids Day
March 1st 1940
Just arrived here after crossing continent. Look up you map and see where I am to-night. I am here to represent French Canada, in the name of my Regt. The journey was splendid. From where I am writing I can see [...]
A letter a day
Welcome! This site posts the Second World War letters of Brigadier Edmond Blais to his wife Laurette. One letter will be posted every day, in chronological order. The letters begin with then-Major Blais' Atlantic crossing in December, 1939.
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