Letter to Effie from Hugh

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Title

Letter to Effie from Hugh

Description

An envelope addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flixborough from Gunner Horton, CAAF. Inside is a letter to Effie from Hugh. He thanks her for her letter and parcel. He is in Germany and closer to Berlin than 'any of the rest'. He expects that the Russians will reach Berlin first. He signs off as 'cousin Hugh'.

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Date

1945-02-26

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Format

One handwritten envelope and two page letter

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EHortonHRAtkinsonD450226-0001,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD450226-0002,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD450226-0003,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD450226-0004

Transcription

C.A.A.F.
[postmark]
Mrs. D. Atkinson.
Flixborough.
Scunthorpe
Lincs
England.
[censor stamp]
[page break]
H.12167 Gnr. Horton. H.R.
[page break]
Feb. 26th 1945.
Germany.
Dear Effie
Received your most welcome letter two days ago. I hope you received my letter which I wrote telling you I had received the parcel O.K. Im [sic] sorry I can’t write you more often but it is really hard to find the opportunity at times when we are on the move the way we are now. As you will be able to tell by the news of the Canadians we are closer to Berlin than any of the rest though, and we are going to be first there
[page break]
II
too, and will that be a happy day. It sure looks like the Russians will beat us there though, I don’t care who gets there if it helps to shorten this war, the Americans have started again so I guess we are keeping them hopping on all fronts, Well Effie I’ll have to ring off now and drop a line to dad. He’ll be wondering how I am. So I’ll say cheerio for now. Your Loving Cousin Hugh.
Received papers O.K. Thanks.

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Citation

Hugh Horton, “Letter to Effie from Hugh,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 27, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22152.

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