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Date: November 11th 1918

November 11, 1918

Dear Mother:

Long ere you receive this letter you will have heard the news but I am going to drop you a line tonight. At 9:50 this morning we received the official wire saying there would be a cease fire at 11. That hour has come and gone and the guns are silent. It seems hard to realize it, in fact we cannot believe that the war is really over. After two and a half years in the midst of the continuous music of the guns, it seems strange to be without it. One can almost hear the silence. Although it is over it will probably be some time yet before we get back home, probably three or four months at least. There will of course be an army of occupation go to Germany and we will likely be in it. I hope we are for having come so far I would like to see Germany before going back. It would be a fitting finish for what we have already done and I think all of the boys would like to go on such a trip.
Have been having good weather lately - cool with frost every night but clear and invigorating which is somewhat fortunate for doing our work.

I don't think I have time for any more tonight so will ring off. Will write again in a few days. All well and happy.

Love to all, Harold