Postcard from Douglas Hudson to his parents

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Title

Postcard from Douglas Hudson to his parents

Description

Acknowledges the arrival of a number of letters. Writes he is moving to Algeria and gives address of new camp in Médéa. Hopes conditions will be better there. Comments on the current weather and that everything is looking green. Hopes they will like new home.

Date

1941-04-18

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EHudsonJDHudsonP-HE410418-01

Transcription

755052. SGT. CHEF J. D. HUDSON
CAMP DE SEJOUR SURVEILLE
LE KEF
TUNISIE
AFRIQUE DU NORD.

18-1-41

My Dear Mother & Dad,

I have written a letter to you today, & confirm having received on April 7th your cable of the 3rd, & on Apl.[sic] 9th your letter from “Cranford” dated Feb. 18th. I do hope that you are both keeping safe & well, as I am. On Wed. next I am moving to Algiers. Send letters to me c/o CAMP DE LIBERTE SURVEILLE; MEDEA; ALGERIE; AFRIQUE DU NORD. These are supposed to be better conditions. Heres[sic] hoping! April so far has been about as cold as in England, but the green pease are large[?] & the beans etc. Everything is looking very green, as viewed from our “resting place”. I cannot[?]

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POSTE PRISONNIER DE GURRRE [postmark]
[boxed] F.M. [/boxed]
MR & MRS. H. E. HUDSON
[deleted] 6 WALVERDEN CRESCENT [/deleted] [inserted] 191 Halifax Rd. [/inserted] NELSON, LANCASHIRE, ANGLETERRE.

[stamped “PASSED”]

stamp. I am still keeping well. The weather has been almost as cold as April in England, it varies terrifically & was much warmer on several days in January.

I do hope you will like your new home; let me know what happens. Your last letter made my fiftieth (half century) from England, not including your two cables & Red X. pcs.[sic] Will say goodbye sending all my love & best wishes.
Douglas.

Collection

Citation

James Douglas Hudson, “Postcard from Douglas Hudson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22519.

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