Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Reports arrival of latest letters all sent by airmail but with different postmarks. Not yet received any letters from Aumale. Wonder why he had to move from previous location at Médéa. Writes of her difficulties of moving over the last few months and that she has not yet got the new house sorted. Describes activities, weather and springtime. Looks forward to when the are together again. Says thrilled when they get cables letting them know he is safe and well.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Examiner 7006

Prisoners of War Post.

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[2 postage stamps] [2 postmarks]

755052 Sgt. J.D. Hudson

℅ Consul des Etats Unis

Rue Michelet


Afrique du Nord.

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Mrs Hudson

191 Halifax Road




[inserted] 5-9-41 [/inserted]

P.C. 90


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[inserted] 58 [/inserted]

191 Halifax Road

Nelson Lancs.


Sunday Aug. 10th/41.

My dear Douglas.

Since writing to you on Wed. & telling you we had only received two letters from you since May 11th I’ve had 3 letters dated in order of reception July 6th. May 21st. & May 15th. all sent by Air Mail & each bearing different kinds of post-marks. Needless to say they brought us a great deal of pleasure. We have not yet received early letters from Aumale. 3 have arrived via Tangiers. June 15th. July 10th & 7th. & we are wondering all this long time why you had to leave the comparative amenities of Medea for the Camp [one indecipherable word. Now I will answer your letter of May 15th. in which you hope we are settled in the new home. No doubt you will be surprised to learn that we have not yet got everything ship-shape. Its we have been most comfortably housed for nearly 3 months. I think I told you in a previous letter that the difficult experiences for the past months have taken very heavy toll & I’ve had neither the physical nor mental capacity to rush through the amount of work involved in this latest removal. One very

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big item has been fixing curtains, not one curtain from Kensal was any use & Rae had to remake old & make new. Which has needed time & more patience that I seem to possess at present. Now this weekend we’ve had an hour taken from our new summer time (which we’ve just loved) & that has meant fixing up black - out curtains again. The month of June was beautiful I didn’t stay indoors but just revelled in our pleasant garden. The weather has been broken now for several days & everything looks fresh & nice this morning after heavy rain last night. It was grand for us to learn that you had enjoyed the walks along the lanes of hawthorn, roses, blackberries etc. The Spring time here was very beautiful & I some times felt very sad at the thought of you missing it. You say how weary you all become, of your isolation & I know oh so well! just how it is with you but you have life & health [deleted] of [/deleted] & very very much to be thankful for & together we hope & pray for the time of joyous reunion. Now just a word in reply to your letter of May 21st. Am glad you got the cables which as you say are a grand link with home. I always feel very thrilled when I get your messages to think that only “yesterday” you sent them & are safe & well. I quite understand how you felt about the sale of the Kensal house. But we thought it the best thing to do under the circumstances. I told you Miss Eckensall’s house was burnt out didn’t I? We thought Mr Sanderson was very brave, but of course it was [inserted] is [/inserted] a very nice house. Now my page is full & I must say Goodbye & God bless you again.

All our love

Mother & Dad.

755052 Sgt. J.D. Hudson

Camp militaire


Algerie. north Africa.



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