Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

EGortonHGortonLCM440607-01.pdf

Title

Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife

Description

He writes of his car and the start of the allied invasion.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-07

Contributor

Tricia Marshall

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Format

Three handwritten sheets

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Identifier

EGortonHGortonLCM440607-01

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Transcription

Scampton.
Wed. 12.00 hrs
7/6/44.
Dearest,
I was going to write to you last night, but was unable to do so.
I collected the car on Monday night. It certainly runs very well & seems to have nothing wrong with it – except, perhaps, the fact that 40 m.p.h. is its top speed.
Swaby hadn’t much petrol on Monday, so he just gave me enough to take me to Scampton & back, & then I collected some more (2 galls) last night. I took a car-load with me, because an Australian on the course wanted to buy Swaby’s Ford, so I took him & a friend out too.
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2.
The rest of my time yesterday I was either busy packing or talking to blokes who were continually dropping into our room yesterday. As one of the blokes said, “This course has gone car mad.”
I’ve got only half a gallon coupon for the journey as it is less than 18 miles to Wigsley.
The invasion doesn’t seem to have caused much excitement here (The “Times” went mad, however, its headlines were in print 1 1/2 “ big!) My chief feeling, apart from relief now it’s started, is regret that I wasn’t on that raid on Monday night.
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3
There seemed to be lots of things I wanted to say, but I’m writing this in the Mess & find it hard to concentrate.
Anyway darling, you can be sure that I shall use as little of my petrol as possible, so that I shall be able to take you out in it. I really begrudge every teaspoonful I use until the time when you are sitting next to me.
All my love, darling,
Harold.

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Citation

Harold Gorton, “Letter from Harold Gorton to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/9245.

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