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68475: Letter: To Charlotte Blunden.

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posted on 2024-05-01, 13:44 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Letter from Edmund Blunden to his sister Charlotte ('Lottie' or 'Loggia'). Apologizes for having failed to write / blames the distractions of fiction / acknowledges two letters from Charlotte / describes being back in reserve following front line duty / the sound of the shells / a dog that has befriended him / a letter with photographs from their mother at Plymouth / receiving a copy of the 'Blue', the Christ's Hospital school magazine / the 'Southern Weekly' and the 'Daily Mirror' / discusses the goings-on at Christ's Hospital, some articles and the OTC / carries on the next day, describing returning to the trench mud and dugouts / the sights and sounds along the line / returning to find that his dog had been claimed by another group of soldiers / reading Mark Twain's 'Tom Sawyer' and 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' and 'Impertinent Reflections' / the experience of a shell attack / a postcard from George Rhea discussing a fellow schoolmate who had died / perservering / despondent at descriptions of an apathetic England.

History

Identifier

9404.cpd | 9024.jpg | EBFAM - 011.jpg 9025.jpg | EBFAM - 012.jpg 9026.jpg | EBFAM - 013.jpg 9027.jpg | EBFAM - 014.jpg

Creator

Blunden, Edmund (1896-1974)

Date

6th October 1916 to 7th October 1916

Date Created

06/10/1916

Temporal Date

07/10/1916

Spatial

Thiepval

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Format

Pencil

Type

Letter | Letter

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4

Number of Pages

4

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The Edmund Blunden Literary Estate

Repository Name

Blunden Family Private Collection

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