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Date: May 3rd 1919

Belgium May 3rd, 1919 My dear Carl, Many Happy Returns of the Day…. What is it 43? This will be the last letter, I hope, from Belgium. We expect to leave here on May 6th. Should be in England in about a week's time. We'll probably be there for about a month. I returned last week from a trip to Paris. Spent 10 days there on a 3 day Brussels pass!! There were no less than 15 of the boys of this Battery there at the same time, all without passes Some Army now-a-days!! I think the most wonderful exhibition of dress is to be seen on the Bois de Boulogne on an Easter Morning. It was a fine day, too, in Paris and there were hundreds of thousands of people just showing off how nicely they could dress. It must cost a man a fortune to keep a wife in Paris. We are having rotten weather. So certainly hope it will break before I get my leave to Scotland. Thanks very much for your letter of Jan,28th and the Barbadoes Roll of Honour, enclosed, and also for yours of April 2nd. You're welcome to all your stars and crosses, Old Cock, … I've got all I want: good health and a fine experience. Will write from England. Lots of love for all. Yours, affectionately Bertie