Two Letters From France

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When you read these two letters written by my great-uncle Robert Burns Florence from Balmoral, Manitoba in 1916, you will notice the dramatic change between a young man shortly after arriving in France, and the same young man just one month after doing battle at The Somme. To read the whole blog post on Wartime Wednesdays, visit: www.elinorflorence.com/blog/world-war-one-letters.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.

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Two Letters From France -- Elinor Florence

Two World War One letters written by Robert Burns Florence from the trenches show the dramatic change in him after doing battle at The Somme.