Letter to David Donaldson from his father

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Letter to David Donaldson from his father

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Catches up with news and family. Mentions three alarms / sirens and guns and some war news.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1940-06-13

Contributor

Frances Grundy

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Four page handwritten letter

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EDonaldsonTDonaldsonDW400613

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THE ELMS,
42, PEAR TREE AVENUE,
BITTERNE,
SOUTHAMPTON.
13/6/40
Dear David
I enclose the usual.
There ain't no news in these parts it's all the daily round & common task. Your mother is very busy with rates courts & so on at present.
On Sat we propose to go to the Compton
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for a couple of nights change & the follg WE we propose to go to Godalming for Ns confirmation unless he gets mumps. He had his professoress of stammering down for the last W.E. & found her rather overpowering.
We have had 3 alarms. In the 1st the guns went off but the sirens didn't so we sat in the hall
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The second time the sirens went & your mother put on her siren costume & the household entered the dug out & there was some shooting but not near.
Last night the sirens went we entered the dug out & nothing else happened & the all clear went about ½ an hour after but I
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dreamed a very realistic air Raid after getting back to bed
When shall we be seeing you again? Peel was here last W.E. Ian has joined the L D V to guard the houses of Parliament
The French seem holding their own all right so far & the Dollar exchange keeps up
Much love from
yr fond Parent
TD

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T Donaldson, “Letter to David Donaldson from his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 21, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/14956.

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