Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Writes about the weather and relates broadcast about British climate. Awaiting letter and wondering how things are going in new camp and if he has enough food. Mentions reading newspaper with many different opinions and points of view. Mentions recent other correspondence and passes on news. Writes of bulbs and garden. Mentions having no communications about his income tax which he queried in letter. Comments on their wireless relay.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Prisoners of War Post
[BY AIR MAIL stamp]
[four postage stamps]
[two postmarks]
[inserted] 4 Jan 42 [/inserted]
755052 Sgt. J. D. Hudson
Interned British Airman
Camp Militaire
[underlined] Algerie [/underlined]
Afrique du Nord.
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Mrs Hudson
191 Halifax Road
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[two postmarks]
[inserted] 21-2-42 [/inserted]
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[inserted] 103 [/inserted]
[underlined] 2 [/underlined]
191 Halifax Road
Nelson. Lancs.
Sunday 4/1/42
My dear Douglas.
The first Sunday in the New Year, & all our thoughts are with you! When we got up this morning it was a very wild wet morning, but after rain all day it is now much cooler with a terrific wind blowing. I am reminded of a broad-cast given yesterday by an Indian student who was about to return home. Speaking of [inserted] our [/inserted] climate he said “Anyone who can stand up to the English climate can live anywhere in the world.” All the same I would rather be here than in the Arctic conditions of Russia. Well love we are still eagerly awaiting more letters from you. The last date was September 17th & it does seem a very long time ago. We are wondering all the time how things are going for you in the new camp, & do hope you have enough warmth & food. Dad & I are spending our usual Sunday evening. A year ago we were not able to spend the [underlined] usual [/underlined] evenings, in fact they were generally very unusual. Today I’ve read the Chronicle & have read so many different [deleted] opion [/deleted] opinions & points of view that I feel more than ever bewildered & we just keep on hoping & praying that peace may come more quickly than we
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think, out of all the chaos of war.
A letter from Mrs Clayton yesterday tells that she is home again from Huddersfield & that she will not be able to stay in her house at Crumpsall. She also says that John is still at the old place but she had not heard from him for some days. He received your letter written in September. I have not yet written to Mrs Hole since I had her letter in the new year. It seems a difficult letter to write & I want to write to Ted at the same time & ask her to forward it. I was peering for my bulbs this morning but they are not yet showing their little green noses. Did I tell you that some weeks ago Dad bought me one of those plants with green berries that turn red. It has been a beauty & looks very festive & Christmassy, standing on the book rack you made, in a corner of the lounge. In one of your last letters you ask about your income tax but I cannot tell you anything. We have had no communications about it. How it will be deducted at the source as usual since you joined the R.A.F.V.R.? It is 10/- in the £ _ & will take some doing here but it’s no use worrying. Have I told you that we have a wireless relay. It is very useful as we can just carry it into the lounge & we spend a lot of time listening. Of course it cannot compare with the old H. U. V. We shall try to get it made right, before long. I told you it made those terrible noises again. Well love I don’t seem to have much news for you so will say Goodnight & God bless you always.
All our love from Mother & Dad.
755052 Hudson
Camp Militaire
Algerie Afrique du Nord.



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