Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Writes this was trial letter using special airmail prisoner of war post form. Reports arrival of recent letter from him and decribes stamps on it. Writes that she had been to Burnley to buy socks and shirts for his next parcel. Interested to learn that Red Cross had added some gifts to her first parcel.Discusses methods of sending parcels to Laghouat. Mentions other correspondence and passes on news.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-10-15

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Format

Two sided handwritten letter form and envelope

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EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD421015

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Transcription

[Envelope]
187
[underlined] PRISONER OF WAR POST [/underlined] [postmark] [postage stamp]
KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE
[air mail label]
RANK & NAME: SGT. J. D. HUDSON 755052 British Prisoner of War
[censor stamp] PASSED P.W. 1475 PRISONER OF WAR No.: Interned British Airman
CAMP NAME & No.: Camp Militaire Laghouat
COUNTRY: Algerie Afrique du-Nord
[page break]
FROM
Mrs Phyllis Hudson
[postmark] 191 Halifax Road
Nelson
Lancashire
England
89 5-11-42

[page break]

DATE 15th Oct./ 42 1942

My dear Douglas,

As you suggested that the news may reach you more quickly on this Special Air Mail form here is a trial letter which on the ordinary paper would be No 89. We were very delighted to have a letter from you on Tues. dated September 10th. It had come by Air Mail & bore stamps value 7 francs 50 cents, one 5 francs, one 1 franc, & one 1 franc 50 cents. The letter by registered post cost 11 francs. Of course I am keeping all the letters & no doubt the stamps will provide much interest in future. Today I have been to Burnley & have bought 2 pairs of socks & one shirt with collar attached. Next week I intend to get your parcel off. I was interested to learn that the Red X had added some little gifts to my first parcel. I wonder what they were. I have told you in a previous letter that the method of sending parcels to laghouat has been alterred [sic] & I imagine it will take longer to reach you but we must just hope for the best. I had a very happy little letter from John’s Mollie (Sheldrake). Did I tell you that Mrs Clayton thought the engagement would be announced quite soon & she seems quite pleased about it. I shall be writing for Dorothy’s birthday on November 5th & will tell her how pleased you were to have her letters. Goodbye now love . It does seem a very short letter. More news about your parcel next letter. Should be glad to learn you received the 2nd one all our love Mother & Dad.

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Citation

P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23806.

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