Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Writes thoughts of the past and shortest days of the year. Mentions trip to library to find out more about El Kef. Continues with news of activities and upcoming Christmas. Worried that he has not had any news of them for four months. Comments on recent bad weather.

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Date

1940-12-09

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Language

Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD401209

Transcription

Prisoner of War Post.
[two postmarks]
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef)
Camp de Sejour Surfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
El Kef.
Tunisie
Nord Afrique
[page break]
[two postmarks]
From
Mrs Hudson
10 Moorside Rd.
Kensal
Salford 7
England.
[VA7 stamp]
[inserted] 13-1-41 [/inserted]
[page break]
[inserted] 12 [/inserted]
10 Moorside Rd.
Kensal
Salford 7
Sunday 8/12/40.
My dear Douglas.
This has been a very beautiful day & memories have crowded one after another – just the day for a trip to [indecipherable name] etc. What dear memories! I have just been reading that from tomorrow until the 16th the south will have the shortest days – the blackout time is stationary - . The joy to think that so very soon the days begin to lengthen again! Yesterday afternoon Dad & I had a trip to Central Library again, to try to find out more about El Kef, but the book we wanted to see, a 1939 edition, had been sent out for some reason or other, which I didn’t understand, so we didn’t learn a great deal more from the only other book of interest, a 1950 edition. What a beautiful place the Library is! but it does seem to me to have been a very unnecessary extravagance. About 12-30 p.m. Friday E.W.F. arrived & brought me a lovely present. Only one guess needed. I’ll leave you to imagine how much I
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shall enjoy it. Two weeks on Wed. will be Christmas Day – a very strange one indeed without any preparations of any kind at present. I wonder what you will be having at Christmas & if the weather will be hot & to you English boys, unseasonable. It is nearly four months since you had any news of us & it does worry me that you cannot know that “all’s well” with us. Dad thinks you will understand that the letters will take a very long time to reach you & on that account will not worry unduly. On Thursday we had the worst gale ever. The wind lifted the lid of the man-hole, on the landing, off & the floor coverings in hall & kitchen just ballooned. It has surely been the wildest autumn I remember. The score board in the Rugby ground was blown down weeks ago & is still lying on the ground. Now I must say Goodbye once again.
All love from Mother & Dad.
755052 J. D. Hudson (Sgt. Chef.)
Camp de Sejour Surfeille
S/courert Commandant D’armes
El Kef.
Tunisie
Nord Afrique

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Citation

P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23082.

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