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The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy


by Thomas Hardy

The first snow in Flanders, 1914. Sir John French wrote that 'on the afternoon of November 19, 1914 there was a heavy fall of snow.' Hugh Gibson, Secretary of the American Legation in Brussels, wrote that on or about November 19, 'it was snowing beautifully when I woke up, a light, dry snow that lay on the ground. It has been coming down gently all day and the town is a lovely sight, but I can't get out of my mind the thought of those poor beggars out in the trenches.'
Text:
Der erste Schnee in Flandern
The first snow in Flanders, 1914.
Logo: Maltese cross with H H V B, 32
Reverse:
Hillgers Kriegs-Postkarten, Berlin W. 9

The first snow in Flanders, 1914. Sir John French wrote that 'on the afternoon of November 19, 1914 there was a heavy fall of snow.' Hugh Gibson, Secretary of the American Legation in Brussels, wrote that on or about November 19, 'it was snowing beautifully when I woke up, a light, dry snow that lay on the ground. It has been coming down gently all day and the town is a lovely sight, but I can't get out of my mind the thought of those poor beggars out in the trenches.'

The Complete Poems of Thomas Hardy Edited by James Gibson

Publisher: Collier Books, 1976

Copyright: Macmillan London Ltd 1976