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Date: February 25th 1945
Margaret & Marie Harber – (sisters)
Lloyd Harber

Somewhere in Germany
Rfn. Harber T.L.
1st. Batt. Q.O.R. of C.
A. Coy. B.W.E.F.
Feb. 25/45.

Dear Marg and Marie,–

Hello girls, how are you? Fine I hope. as for myself I am still good old A1 condition and feeling tops. I received your valentine greetings and air mail letters from each of you. I am glad to hear you both have been having a good time lately. So you have been hearing stories of Leeds etc and our dear old England eh. I’ll bet some of them are pretty raw if they are anything like the ones I could tell you. Since I last wrote you we have moved a couple of times and are now in Germany. At present we are living in the cellar of a German farm house and as usual eating the ladies preserves and the stock they left behind etc. Right now one of the boys are buying hamburgers and onions along with a few potato chips, then for desert we will have preserved strawberries. Not bad eh.

The part of Germany that I have seen is really all in ruins. Their must be a hole from a shell or bomb about every ten feet in most of the towns that we have passed through. A good name for it is scorched earth. They really must be stupid and awful stuborn to go on fighting when at the end they know that there will be nothing left of their homes. A prisoner was telling me during the last attack that he knew Germany had already lost the war but could we stop the Russians onslaught when we met up with them. They had such powerful propaganda when they occupied the other countries that a lot of the people think the same way about the Russians.

Enclosed you will find a little four leaf clover on a wrislet that I got from a German prisoner. The ingraving in English means “come back.”

Well enough for now girls, I will keep you posted.

Your loving brother

P.S. This is the best writing material that could be found on this farm.

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