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On 4 January [1915]
Field post. 14.
Name of the sender: Károly Timó, 1st Infantry Regiment, 5th Battalion
Address of the sender: 6th company, 3rd platoon

Address: To the honored Miss Antónia Zajác
3rd district, Kis-Korona Street 52

Previous letters (gray dots):

Sztropkó, 31 December 1914
Budapest, 23 December 1914
Budapest, 21 December 1914
Budapest, 11 December 1914
Budapest, 2 December 1914
Budapest, 28 November 1914
Budapest, 27 November 1914
Budapest, 18 November 1914
Budapest, 27 October 1914
Debrecen, 25 September 1914
Szerencs, 28 August 1914
My dear son,
I am letting you know that I am healthy. I have just arrived here, but I already want to be at home.
Now it is very quiet here, and for the last couple of days there have been hardly any battles. They say that there is a 21-day truce, and peace negotiations are going on, is this true?
We are in a village behind the firing line, it is the third day that we have a rest. There is nothing here, matches, tobacco, candles, everything is empty, but do not send anything, because it will get lost on the way. Have you received the other postcards? How are you? Otherwise, do not worry about me.
Embraces and kisses from your loving Károly
Now you can already write, mind the address:
field post 14, as above

[Around Christmas and New Year, the fierce fighting around Dukla subsides for a few days. In the first four or five days of the year, the units of the regiment stroll about Felsőhunkóc, Ladomérvágás, again Felsőhunkóc, Kismedvés, Bátorhegy.

The quiet immediately suggests to the soldiers in the trenches the realization of their dreams. Waiting for a truce and peace negotiations.

The official memory of the regiment is slightly different:
“The 1st Budapest Regiment began the second year of the world war with faith in God and confident hope. Already in the early morning everyone welcomes the news that our supreme warlord, our grey-haired monarch anxious for his people, our Apostolic King, His Majesty Francis Joseph I, as well as our Army Commander Archduke Frederick, and the Corps Commander of the 1st Regiment, Archduke Joseph, adored by his troops, greeted their armies by telegraph on the occasion of the New Year.”

They could have sent some matches and candles as well.]

Life in the trenches, 1915. Propaganda and reality.

Next postcard: 11 January 1915

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