Letter from Sergeant Gibbins in Laghouat camp to Douglas Hudson's parents.

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Title

Letter from Sergeant Gibbins in Laghouat camp to Douglas Hudson's parents.

Description

Writes his job as postman and that sometimes sees what other have written on post cards. States that Douglas always has a smile and does not worry about anything, Reports all are well and looking forward to freedom.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Sue Smith
David Bloomfield

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Format

Two page handwritten letter, envelope and handwritten note

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Identifier

EGibbinsGHudson[Fa-Mo]421102

Transcription

[front of envelope] MARSEILLE ET LISBONNE – LONPRES
MR – MRS HUDSON.,
191 HALIFAX ROAD,
NELSON. LANCS.
ENGLAND.

GRANDE-BRETAGNE. [/front of envelope]

[page break]
[underlined] November 2nd. [/underlined]
Camp des Intennes [?]
Laghouat Algerie
[underlined] North Africa [/underlined]

Dear Mr and Mrs Hudson,

Very many thanks for your wishes sent from you by cable and passed on to me by your son “Daug”. I am glad you received the card with my little addition, I was obliged to put some little remark on it otherwise you would think I was a real bad “type”. Reading postcards is not in my line at all realy[sic], but being a postman one cannot help seeing little bits now and again can you? More so if it concerns ones honest self I pull “Daug’s” leg quite a bit about his letters, I do beleive[sic] he realy[sic] thinks I read them at times, he at any rate never seems to get worried about it, I often wonder if he ever worries about anything, he always has a smile on his face, no matter how black things look, and, they look pretty black at times here. I am sure you have no need to worry about him, he is a picture of health and his “they won’t get me down” attitude will bring him out OK.

It is no use me telling you about the camp, as, you will have heard all about it before, Everything is the same, and most men are quite well. I am always looking forward to the day of our freedom, and feel sure it is not so very far off now.

It will be very near Xmas

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[underlined] 2 [/underlined]

by the time you receive this letter so I think I will close by wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a much happier New Year.

Yours sincerely
H C Gibbins
Postman cum Censor?

P.S.
Have you found him a nice girl pen friend yet? Can you find me one?

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[reverse of envelope] DE. H.C. Gibbins RAF.
INTERNE LAGHOUAT
ALGERIA [/reverse of envelope]

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Citation

G B Gibbins, “Letter from Sergeant Gibbins in Laghouat camp to Douglas Hudson's parents. ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10870.

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