Letter to Spike from Jim Cahir

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Title

Letter to Spike from Jim Cahir

Description

A letter to Spike Alexandratos from Jim Cahir on his return from prisoner of war camp.

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Date

1945-05-20

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Format

One handwritten letter of three pages and an envelope copied onto one sheet

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ECahirFSAlexandratosD450520

Transcription

W/O FS. CAHIR
AUS 419441
WARD 9.
STOKE MANDEVILLE [inserted] Hosp [/inserted]
Nr AYLESBURY
BUCK’S.
MAY 20th.45.
Dear Spike.
Just a short note to let you know “the score”. I heard from a chap that you had arrived back in this country. I arrived back on Thursday and was admitted to the above address suffering from malnutrition according to the Doctor. Personally I feel in the best of health and am getting a bit impatient to get on leave
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2
How do you feel yourself? none the worst for your sojourn in Germany I hope!
By the way did you get a letter from me via a chap by the name of Rowlings about last December?
I fully expected to see you in Stalag IVB last Jan about the time of the Russian advance, we were told that a 1000 odd R.A.F. were on the road and making for IVB, but they didn’t turn up. I expect to be in this place for a couple of weeks yet, then perhaps I can arrange to meet you in
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[underlined] 3 [/underlined]
London or some such place, and [deleted] I [/deleted] [inserted] we [/inserted] can fill in the gaps that have appeared since we last met eighteen months ago.
Well Spike old Boy! I said this note was going to be short, I’ll save all the news until I see you
all the best.
Jim.
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[postmark]
[postage stamp]
F/O. D. ALEXANDRATOS
AUS 419417.
RAAF. HQ.
KODAK HOUSE
[underlined] LONDON [/underlined]

Citation

Jim Cahir, “Letter to Spike from Jim Cahir,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 24, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/20124.

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