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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Algeria--Laghouat (Province)"

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Acknowlege receipt of 15 letters and five photographs and comments on intense journalistic effort in one.

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Writes of the weather and looking over town to see works where father was and of his daily routine and life in general. Talks about the war in general. Says they will not go away for summer holiday but might go to see their old house and visit…

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Had read about weather conditions in Libya and wondered if similar at Laghouat. Pleased to hear about his journalistic efforts and asks if he could send her a copy of camp newspaper. Catches up with family news and activities. Comments on working in…

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Reports arrival of responses from him to two of their cables and asks about content of one which puzzled her a bit. There follows considerable discussion on sending him shoes he ask for including mention of clothing coupons. Concludes with mention of…

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Again mentions arrival of 15 letters from him and notes dates sent. Mentions some missing item probably not allowed. Sorry he did not get calendars she sent. Mentions photographs he sent and asks questions on content and comments on his hairstyle.…

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Mentions previous day was his birthday and wondered if he had celebration. Reports arrival of fifteen letters from him in one week. Writes of photograph enclosed of group with the padre and comments people in it. Mentions his cooking and was…

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Reports seven letters arrived, special thoughts for Thursday, have parcels arrived, happy birthday.

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Reports arrival of a single letter from him dated 1st March and presumes many missing. Good to know that he is getting regular supplies of tea and states that she sent him a parcel three weeks ago containing soap.socks and towels. Mentions she…

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Reports no responce to last cable, parcel sent, await letters.

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Still awaiting letters and response to her latest cable. Mentions message from Red Cross that conditions in camp at Laghouat were satisfactory. Another message stated that mail to prisoners might be quicker if sent on special prisoner or war airmail…

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Mentions writing on a beautiful evening. Reminds him that she had told him of upcoming rationing of many items in England. Still waiting for response from their latest cable. Catches up with family news and mentions some of their activities. Mentions…

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Writes of reading a letter from him dated a year ago from Médéa mentioning rain and wondering whether it was raining at Laghouat on same day this year. Still awaiting reply to latest cable. Continues with news of talking to locals about him, of…

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Writes about weather and lack of rain. Mentions reports of sandstorms in Libya and wonders if they affect him. Writes of Laghouat water supply and hopes that they do not suffer from drought. Writes of receiving first publication of Red Cross monthly…

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Reports sending him a parcel via the Red Cross containing hand towels, socks, Lifebuoy soap and a sponge bag. Reminds him that they are not allowed to send food, sweets or chocolate. Expects parcel to arrive around Christmas. Informed by Red Cross…

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Delighted message received, letter, parcel soap, socks towel via Red Cross delayed delivery, granddad away, all well.

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Reports that relatives had now left so more time to write. Granddad seems to have enjoyed his visit and gave her £2 in tanks for looking after him. Mentions that expenditure is restricted by coupons for clothing. Delighted to get his latest cable…

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Writes of activities with granddad and other relatives an reminisces over past events. Comments on previous week's good weather but had now changed. Mentions spring and that father had mowed the lawn twice.

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Acknowledge latest cable and letter. Asks if parcel arrived, Granddad staying.

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Starts with general chat and mention that granddad is visiting and gives account of looking after him. Mentions visiting Burnley. Writes of spring arriving with green leaves and warm sunshine. Quotes the cable that she had sent with news and was…

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Writes of prospective visits by relatives and spring in the local countryside. Mentions plants and garden. Comments on letter he sent to another acquaintance which they have been lent. Mentions sending cable and looking forward to his reply. Catches…

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Writing to make up for not doing so over Easter. Says granddad was coming to stay for two weeks. Comments on the weather. Says days drag when she does not get letter from him but that it was a great joy to get his cables. No news of friend reported…

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Writes that they had not received any more letters from him. Good to read of his festivities and glad that he had enough warm clothing and food. mentions arrival of spring in England. Mentions good holiday with visit by relatives and describes some…

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Mentions visitors arriving next day and comments on the weather. Discusses the rent for their house and issues. Still awaiting replies to her cables and mentions problems with them. Wonder s if he is getting their letters and numbers them so he will…

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Reports arrival of 6 letters, passes on news and Easter greetings.
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