Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

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Title

Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents

Description

Wonders if it is true that he has finished the dangerous journeys that made them anxious all the time. Would still like letter to confirm telephoned news of completion of 30 operations. Mentions horrors of invasion. Catches up with news of friends and comments on the weather.

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Date

1944-06-09

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EHudsonP-HEHudsonJD440609

Transcription

[Front of envelope]
[postmark] Burnley & Nelson, Lancs [/postmark]

Pilot Officer J. D. Hudson
Officers’ Mess,
R.A.F. Station
Waltham
Nr Grimsby
Lincs/.
[/front of envelope]
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[reverse of envelope]

From
Mrs Hudson
19 Halifax Rd.
Nelson
Lancs/.

[reverse of envelope]

[page break]

191 Halifax Rd.
Nelson Lancs.
Friday noon 9/6/44

My dear Douglas,

I am still wondering if it is true – if you have really finished those dangerous journeys which kept us just terribly anxious all the time. I shall be happier when I have a letter from you. The last one received was No. 29 on Wed. am. Then Dad brought the great news of No. 30. in the evening. I just can’t express my feelings – Thankful beyond words - & always in my thoughts & prayers are the boys who are now exposed to the horrors of the invasion. I think so much of John & wonder if he were one of the invaders. What a great day when Peace comes

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again & all the barbarity of war is left behind!!!
I have a very kind letter from Alice this am. She very very happy about your achievement & very proud about it too. Well love there just doesn’t seem to be any news except the weather. We have not had any rain, beyond a drizzly mist, since last night. But if my tooties are anything to go by it doesn’t mean we shall not have any before the end of the day. We’ve had the wettest period ever & Dad just managed to mow the lawns last night. Last time was Tues. week, almost a record I think.
Goodbye now love & always I’m wondering about you, when to expect you etc. & [inserted] as [/inserted] ever all our love & thoughts & prayers are with you from Mother & Dad.

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Citation

P Hudson, “Letter to Douglas Hudson from his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23830.

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