Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents



Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents


Writes that she has not been well and comments on the weather. Writes that father was out on fire duty and and being wakened by man outside the house. Catches up with news of friends and mentions father might go to Skipton to get more information. Says still no reply to her last cable and mentions working in the garden. Workmen had finished the paths and father looking forward to rest the following week.



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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Prisoners of War Post
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[BY AIR MAIL stamp]
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755052 Sgt. J. D. Hudson
Interned British Airman
Camp Militaire
Afrique du Nord
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Mrs Hudson
191 Halifax Road
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191 Halifax Road
Nelson. Lancs.
Monday June 22nd/42
My dear Douglas.
My last letter to you was written on Thursday & it seems rather a long time but I have not been very chirpy for a few days. The wretched cold which has hung about so long has made me feel really ill. But am thankful to report a great improvement today. The weekend has been beautiful out-of-doors really June at last. After a grand sunny day, this evening has become very cool, which makes it rather more comfortable. You can guess it has been warm as we have been without fire since Friday. Last night Dad was on duty & I always lock myself up very securely on these occasions but I just had to leave my window wide open last night. At 12-30 I was awakened by footsteps outside. I got up & went to look out & there was a man who “had been out in the sun” & as a car was passing at the time he tried to stop it, no doubt anticipating a lift. It was a very light moonlight night but it would probably have been all the same to the man if it had been quite dark. No doubt something of that kind happens before the B.B.C. police messages telling of road accidents.
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Well love the sad days of war just pass away & we seem to be wondering always why such suffering should be. At present it all seems so futile & so distressing. We keep on thinking of Ted Hole & should be so thankful if we could have good news of him. Dad & I may go to Skipton one day next week. We should perhaps get some news & I could pass it on to you. There is no reply yet to my cable of June 6th but it is not really surprising in view of the news we have had this weekend. This afternoon I have been tidying up the garden at the front [inserted] of the house [/inserted] & one of my neighbours, Mr Hankle, passed me two very fine chrysanthemum plants. I do hope they thrive. They will give me a great deal of pleasure. Mr Coles finished our garden path on Saturday & we look quite neat & tidy now. Dad is looking forward to a few days rest next week. If it is so hot we shall remain quietly here. There is no need to say how much we are always thinking about you – always our last thought at night & first in the morning. You have never mentioned much about sleeping facilities. Do you sleep in a bed or just on a mattress? There no need to ask are you warm enough now. I used to feel so anxious in the winter & now I suppose it is jut too hot. Always all our love & thoughts & prayers are with you. Mother & Dad.
755052 Hudson
Camp Militaire
Laghouat Algerie.



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