Letter from Alan Green to his Parents

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Letter from Alan Green to his Parents

Description

Alan writes he has received letter from family and friends but also bad news about Ruth's mother.

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Date

1944-09-28

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One handwritten envelope and letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[inserted] [underlined] Rec'd. Jan 6/45 [/inserted] [/underlined]

Mr & Mrs W. H. Green
“Hollingworth”
Firs Estate
Kenilworth Rd
Coventry
England

[sender] Green (Alan) F/Lt
287

[page break]

28-9-44

My Dearest Folks,
I have to thank you for 3 letters which arrived during the past fortnight. They are Gwen's ?/5 (not dated) Pa's 24/6 & Ma's 25/6. The news of Ruth's mother is very distressing, but I am satisfied that she is in very understanding hands & that no effort will be spared in seeing her on to the road to complete health. I assure that in the meantime I shall be looking forward eagerly to hearing better news of her. I am truly proud of your prompt unselfish action in this matter; it offers admirable contrast to John's cavalierly treatment of Gwen.

Unless John makes an attempt to modify his attitude it would be as well to drop the whole affair as no woman could be happy with a man of such ungovernable ambition. I cannot understand why he should consider 'sophistication' such a desirable virtue. I should rather look for naivete if I were considering matrimony – but “one man's meat etc.”

Although I have received several letters from Don & Les, I have not heard a word from Basil since February. I write him at least once a month, but have no idea if my letters get through. I am compiling a list of books & photographs of favourite 'haunts' which I shall send to him in the event of my arriving home before him.

As usual there is nothing to report from here. The leaves are beginning to fall & with them hopes of being home for Christmas. Please give my love to Ruth & her mother. All for now

Your Affectionate Son

Alan

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Alan Green, “Letter from Alan Green to his Parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28172.

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