Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Writes of letters received as well as photographs enclosed. mentions going to cinema to see 'Target for tonight'. Comments on autumn weather at home and cooler temperatures for him. Continues with chat and gossip as well as some description of house being on a main road.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Prisoners of War Post:

77 [BY AIR MAIL label] [postmark] [postage stamps]

[censor stamp] 755052 Sgt. J. D. Hudson
Interned British Airman
Camp Militäire
Afrique du Nord

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Mrs Hudson,
191 Halifax Road
[underlined] Lancs: [/underlined]

10-11-41 [censor stamp] [OPENED BY EXAMINER label]


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191 Halifax Road
Nelson [underlined] Lancs: [/underlined]

My dear Douglas. Tues. 21/10/41.

We are still awaiting a letter from you. It is more than a week since we had the one dated August 28th. & the one before that dated August 8th. contained the precious snaps. which we are so delighted to have. At the moment we are listening in to a “request” programme & at these times you are very near indeed to us. This afternoon I’ve been to the pictures – never thought I should queue to see a picture but today I did – just for a few moments. There has been so much written & said about “Target for tonight”. so I went to the matinee at the Queen’s cinema this afternoon. I had the queer feeling that I had seen it all before but I know of course that the reason for that is in our affinity & in all our talks, & hopes, & fears for the future. That close association is priceless to me. & I am thankful indeed for all the dear memories which now are [underlined] mine:. This has been a very beautiful late Autumn day with marvellous visibility. & welcome sunshine. Tonight, with a very near moon we have frost & cold. It will 7 years on October 24th. since my operation & you will remember the severe wintry weather which prevailed at the time with snow at the end of the

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month. I suppose you will be having cooler weather too & I hope you will find it more comfortable than the heat mentioned in your last letter. People are beginning to talk about Christmas now. It is rather more than 9 weeks away. & I always think the Spirit of Christmas is very beautiful & inspiring. & you know that at that time our thoughts will be with you so much & we have our hopes, & our memories which mean so very much to all of us.

Wednesday morning & still no letter. What a blessing the cables are.!! It is again a very lovely morning, clear, with welcome sunshine, but very cold. I am obliged to go out there to do my shopping & on a day like this it is a real pleasure. & certainly I feel better for it. Most of the leaves are off the trees now & winter is approaching rapidly. & I’ve gone into warmer clothing already. The lounge in this house faces south & at the moment it is just flooded by sunshine. We think it will be a very warm room to use in winter. I’ve told you before that the house is on in a main road but you can guess it’s not very busy when I tell you that the milk carts etc – from the farms pass along with the men in them reading news papers while the horses just amble along & one of the men I saw appeared to be asleep. Isn’t it funny on a main road.? But nothing seems to be in a hurry here. & people just take their time getting in and out of buses, shops etc: Now love Goodbye again With all our love & 755052 Hudson thoughts & prayers Camp Militaire from Mother & Dad. Annale Algerie North Africa.



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