Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife



Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife


He starts by catching up with domestic and family/acquaintance matters. He goes on to write of an operation to Lorient, although it was bad for french civilians and that he is looking forward to leave.




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Three page handwritten letter


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9th - 2 - 43.

My Darling,
Many thanks for your nice letter received yesterday. It was the nicest letter I have received [deleted] yet [/deleted] for a very long [smudged] while [/smudged]. I am glad to hear that those people are nice & that they are company for you. It will be a change any way to get a bit of Social [sic] life at Norley.
I have my old driving licence here so I will attend to that. Also I would be glad if you could see A Wharburton because I believe that Ghents [sic] are taking over from yesterday the 8th

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I am trying to write this under great difficulties. Everybody in the billet is trying to jabber at once & make toast etc etc.
I bet D did enjoy himself [sic] How is it that Norah is unattached? What is wrong with her? She seems to be attractive enough or used to anyway.

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I had to pack this up last night. There was too much of a hullaballoo. (Is that how it is sppelled).[sic]
Well let me thank you for the Pullover, we have had a few cold days again so it has been most [deleted] y [/deleted] useful [corrected].
It has already been to the South atlantic [sic] coast of France. Lorient
That was a terrible raid for the folks on the ground.

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but it was easy enough for us.
I hate to think of the poor Frenchies who were living there.

I also got your note of the 8th today too. I am looking forward to this leave & all being well I should be home on Tuesday 16 [underlined] th [/underlined] [sic] There is a slight 'possibility' of the leave being postponed but I should know in good enough time to let you know too.

Well my darling I must close now with all my love to you and the boys

Ever yours only



Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11797.

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