Green Letters

Throughout his diary, Albert frequently mentions writing letters to his “wee wifie” Nellie and other family members, while waiting (somewhat) patiently to receive letters himself. Letters were¬†an important part of maintaining morale during the war, and, as Dr. David Murphy explains, there were ways to ensure speedier delivery.

Dr. David Murphy is a Lecturer in the Department of History at Maynooth University and a researcher with the university’s Centre for Military History and Strategic Studies. A graduate of University College Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, Dr Murphy is also a member of the Ormonde Military History Society and the Society for Military History.