Cunard White Star
On the high seas;
Dear Mother and Junie;
What a good sailor I turned out to be. This being my third day and no sea sickness I feel quite chippy. Well Ma, this is quite a trip, and 1916 has no attraction, except that we see water, water, etc. - What a beautiful sight, when we left Canada to see all these ships and such swell protection.
We don’t feel a bit alarm about the crossing. Our boat is one of the best and surely the finest in our service. Emile P. and I have a beautiful cabin, twin beds, private bath and what luxury. Our third day of war sure was wonderful.
I’ll cable you on my arrival in England. I am very busy studying as I have to brush up on my old job. I have met all my friends of the Great War, and what a swell gang. My Brigadier was a private with me then. I will miss you all. I’ll send the kids money for Xmas and will provide Ed Jr. with funds.
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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