Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

EAdamsHGAdamsBHB[Mo]440530.pdf

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Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother

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Writes about heat wave in the last few days and it effect on him and others. Says that were off the flying program and went to the cinema and that it was still very hot in the evenings. Luckily there were no flies or mosquitos. Comments on arrival of letters from home.
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1944-05-30

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One page handwritten letter

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EAdamsHGAdamsBHB[Mo]440530

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396741
TO:- MRS B. ADAMS,
SPRINGFIELD,
MENDOORAN. N.S.W.
AUSTRALIA.
[date stamp 2 JUN 1944]
Sender’s name & Address Aus 424504 F/Sgt Adams, H.G. AUSPO. Kodak House, Kingsway, London. Eng.
30/5/44.
[underlined] No 15. [/underlined]
Dear Mum,
You’d hardly believe it but there’s been a real heat wave here in the past few days, temperatures over 90o & very sticky heat at that, as bad as any I’ve ever experienced in Sydney I think. The Aussies in general found it too hot for even them, at least in the clothes we have to wear. The Yanks were amazed at it, blokes from the North anyway who’ve never experienced any heat. To make it worse the days last until about 11 pm. when its still hot. We’ve been off the flying programmes for a couple of nights & been to the pictures – coming out about 1030, having supper, riding back to camp & then playing cards in our singlets till it cools off enough to sleep. The one consolation is that we haven’t got any flies or mossies. Letters are starting to turn up at the rate of one a day but still have 6 old ones missing from Betty. Your first numbered one arrived to-day in 3 weeks flat. Meggs is surely bashing the leather about. I suppose the seasons over by now. I’ve had a few hits & bowls at our practice pitch but had no form at all.
Cheerio for now. Love to all at home. Bert XXXX

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H G Adams, “Letter from Herbert Adams to his mother,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 17, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27280.

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