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Dear Josephine,

I have not received any letters back from home today. In fact, now I
come to think of it, it’s been almost two weeks since I have received
anything from back home. Regardless, I still write back with high
optimism that my family receive some of my letters. I hope that my
mother and father are well. I dreamt about them last night. I could
see them sleeping and wishing me a safe trip home. It frightens me to
think I may die out here and them being totally oblivious still
wishing me a safe trip home.

Today is the day before we go over the top. I’m dreading it, dying or
making it through, either way it’s the thought of coming that close to
death, treading over the decaying bodies or passing the wounded on the
field of battle. Another terrifying thing is the step onto the creaky
mud splattered ladders in which many men before me have used to their
inevitable death. I cant help but think, why do we have to carry on
fighting? We have lost a tremendous amount of men. It has now become a
slugging match a...


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