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  • Creator is exactly "James Douglas Hudson"

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Reports arrival of latest mail and comments on news from home. Writes that depression is difficult to shake off sometimes as everything in camp is organised with same routine day after day and nothing new. Writes of the weather at Laghouat. Hopes…

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Notes it was his birthday and reports arrival of letters and latest cable with birthday greetings. Long discussion of mail he has sent and what had arrived with them. Notes Christmas card that had just arrived after six months in transit. Catches up…

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Notes content of telegram he sent in reply to their last cable and also reports content of a telegram he sent that did not arrive. Discusses mail problems in general. Writes that they are experiencing the hottest weather of the year with sand too hot…

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Reports arrival of two letters and discusses content including some financial matters. Catches up on other news from home. Writes of going through his photographs of home and comments on some. Says there was no sign of cigarette or book parcels that…

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Writes that there has been a general absence of mail for all. Asks about acquaintance reported missing and comments on other news from home. Notes a temporary hold up in arrival of Red Cross food parcels. The previous delivery did not last long as…

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Writes that he is enclosing a picture postcard of Laghouat to give them an idea of surrounds. Mentions new four man room which doubles as orderly room and working on camp newspaper. Catches up with mail received. Writes of weather being cooler and…

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Comments that it was grandfather's birthday which reminded him of the coming of spring. Writes he was pleased to receive latest cable but did not quite understand some parts and sought clarification. Returns to matter of them sending him essential…

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Catches up with latest mail received and comments on content. Notes news from home of missing and killed friends is a succession of tragedies. Discusses a garbled cable. Says he is enclosing two photographs including one of a barbecue they held for…

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Writes that it was a year since they left El Kef. Comments on a welcome drop in temperature but that flies were making themselves felt. Catches up on mail received. Writes that he is enclosing photographs including one of the cover of the camp…

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Catches up with letters and cable received. Says no parcel received yet but eagerly expecting the cigarettes they sent. Says he is asking in his reply cable for soap, socks and towels and gives reason for request. Notes other have received parcels…

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Catches up with mail sent/received. Acknowledges fast delivery due to consular route. Writes that numbers in camp have trebled and hopes they will retain mail privileges despite increased numbers. Mentions rearrangement of living quarters as they…

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Lists letters he has received but still missing one. Mentions that he had written about 50 letters to them so far and that many were still on the way. Glad that Easter was over as he hated holidays as they made him think of past times. Writes that…

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Writing again one day after previous to announce arrival of letter number 24. Glad to hear they had received another 6 of his letters. Tells of another letter arriving via Germany, envelope covered in eagles and swastikas. Reminisces and catches up…

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Writes that he is enclosing three more photographs and describes them and the shows during which they were taken. Hopes for improvements in time taken for his mail to reach them. Describes new scheme where cables sent from Laghouat are charged for at…

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Comments that he has received no new mail. Says he is enclosing three photographs taken some time ago and describes content. Says he is only sending a few photos at a time in case letters go missing. Writes that dramatic society are producing "Snow…

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Lists letters recently received. Wishes his would to them would arrive sooner but hopeful as mail would now go by airmail via the consulate again and would take 6 weeks rather that the current 12-14 weeks. Comments on weather in England. Mentions…

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Mentions receiving two letters one via Germany the other via Italy and says almost all their letters that year had now arrived. Writes of cables he had sent and mentioned that some were held up by locals at his end. Sorry mother had been ill and…

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Pleased to get recent cable but disappointed that they had had no mail from him since the end of November. Goes on to include text of his reply. Mentions letters received from others and list the cables that he has sent them. Discusses the cost of…

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Acknowledges receipt of latest letters and sorry to hear mother has been ill. Mentions letter he has received from another correspondent and catches up with comments on news from home. Writes about how he feels and how well he is. Thanks them for…

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Notes he has not received any mail since he last wrote. He writes that there is a lot of repetition in his letters as he is not sure which will get through. Writes of camp newspaper, 32 pages which is published fortnightly. Mentions an article he…

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Acknowledges receipt of all numbered letters apart from three which he suspects have gone via Germany. Comments on snow and rough winter in England but says spring and warming weather on the way there. Writes of lunch, Red Cross, weather and…

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Catches up with mail received and notes two of sequence have still not arrived. Pleased that they now have his letters written up to the end of January. Writes that there was no need now to send parcels as regular Red Cross parcels were now arriving.…

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Reports arrival of mail and notes all sent up to 4 February apart from one had now arrived. Glad his letters had also gotten to them. Writes about books he is reading. Mentions correspondence with family of Eric Pickles a navy man in the camp.…

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Reports arrival of recent letters and notes that two of sequence had not arrived yet. Answers questions raised on income tax and other family news. Touched that they are trying to sent parcel with chocolate (despite it being rationed), tea and soap.…

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Reports arrival of recent mail and wishes his mail to them would be as quick as theirs to him. Writes about books being read and a little of his daily activity. Mentions that Red Cross parcels were still arriving regularly and recently contained tins…
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