The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which G. B. Chisholm replies from France to a letter he received from Margaret Munro. Included are expressions of loss and sorrow felt by him and his battalion at the passing of Gordon Munro.
Nov 29th 1916

Dear Margaret, -

Wie gehts? That combination letter of yours, Helen's, Jess's came a couple of days ago. I got at least three new grey hairs trying to find which was which, but at last I think I can decipher most of it! There are a few obscure parts which I'd need a Rossetti stone to translate. (If you don't know what that is, ask somebody in third form!!!)

I can't begin to tell you, Pug, how different it is without Gordon. We certainly miss him badly here and it must be a lot worse for you at home. We are in the same big dugout with about twenty bombers just now and I often hear them quote "Mun", as they always called him. If there is an argument somebody is sure to give Gug's opinion, and that usually finishes the argument. I suppose you're quite "grown up" by now Pug. Can you imagine me, "après la guerre", meeting you on the street and, gracefully removing my hat, with a murmured "Good evening, Miss Munro"? In the meantime I can think of you as a terribly active little piece of mischief who worried her brothers and me every chance she got, who answers to Witch, Pug, Peggy, Marg etc. etc. Must take a little trip along the front line now to visit the Machine Guns. Best to your Mother and Father, Ed, & Pork.

Toujours votre ami.

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