Sunday July 27. 40
Dear Lauretta & kids;
Now that the sun has come out once more, I am trying to dry out for a while and do a bit of writing. My last week was a severe one, up night & day, and roving about the country; George P.V. visit was the [...]
In the Field
Dear Lauretta & kids
Yesterday was another great day for me. Colonel Geo. P. Vanier, our Can Minister to France, spent the day with us. He reviewed the Bn in the morning, attended a great luncheon later in the day, spent hours with me, till I took [...]
In the Field
July 23. 40.
My dear Lauretta;
It’s really darn hard to write here while I am in the field but had to do it to-day. First of all, early in July I assigned $50.00 at Ed Jr name for you to spend, this a.m. the Gov’t tells me it can’t [...]
19 July 40.
Dear Lauretta & Kids,
Since writing you a few days ago, I have assumed quite a bit of responsibility. I am now commanding a combine force, including my regiment. This means lot of thinking, lot of work, and lot of horse sense.
This is only temporary while my Colonel is away [...]
In the field July 12 1940
My dear Lauretta,
I just received one letter from Junie, dated June 11. So you can see mail is now at a slow rate. I hope you are enjoying your stay at the Beach. I am having a complete summer of camping, sleeping out in the field, training [...]
July 5. 40.
I instructed my Paymaster to forward to Edmond Jr. name a ck for $50.00. This ck is for you to take a week somewhere or buy yourself something that you want, not what you need, get me?
Yesterday July the 4th I had NY Worlds Fair [...]
July 2. 1940.
Dear Lauretta & children,
This message is being written while in transit tru dear old Eng. We are now the merry rovers of this here country, lots of fun, beaucoup de fatigue, not much sleep, lots of bully beef, etc., all in all it’s ripping.
The weather here [...]
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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