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

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Catches up with letters cable he has received and discusses problems with mail going missing but suggest that they write as much as possible. He is pleased that they do not have to put stamps on outward mail and it goes through the American consul in…

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Catches up with mail and cables received and is sorry about them not receiving his mail despite him writing twice a week. Repeats that he has now moved to Laghouat and provides some description. Mention parcels that others have received by airmail…

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Notes receipt of recent letter from them but is concerned that they have had no mail from him for five weeks despite that fact he writes two letters week. He is not aware of any problems with the post and said as a result, his letters would have…

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Catches up with mail received and states he is writing to them twice a week. Glad that they received his cable with change of his location. Sorry to hear acquaintance was missing. Says that they should continue to sent him mail via the American…

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Reports arrival of latest of their letters but out of sequence. Notes this was the fifth letter he had written after arrival at new camp at Laghouat. Notes weather was cooler than anticipated with cloudless days and nights. Says his face was tanned…

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Writes that last two days were red letter for him as he received a cable and three letters from them as well as other mail. He replied to their cable immediately but does not know why his letters are not getting through to them. Mentions that they…

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Catches up with mail and cables received and notes that several all arrived on the same day. Discussed problem with addressing some mail which did not get sent by French post office. Reports again arrival of Canadian Red Cross parcels. Notes that Red…

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According to most recent letter from them, none of his mail has arrived with them for eight weeks and he does not know why. Mentions a problem with their address and French post office. Mentions a fellow internee called Eric Pickles (Fleet Air Arm)…

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Catches up with mail received and sent including cable. Discusses problems with French post which caused delay with one of his cables to them. Again suggests that they buy a radio as his Christmas and mother's birthday present to them, he was sure…

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Catches up on mail received and notes they are still not getting his letters to them. Enquires whether they received his last prepaid reply cable sent two weeks previously. Hopes they have adopted his suggestion of buying a new radio as present to…

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Updates them on mail received. Sorry that it had been delayed and that the radio he wanted them to get for Christmas was unobtainable. Writes about exchange of cables and mentions their content. Wonders why they cannot get the radio, if temporary…

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Written on boxing night reports arrival of letters. Hope letters home have started to arrive. Catches up with family and friends news. Says he was thinking of them over Christmas day. Writes of availability of cheap wine and champagne and drinking to…

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Writes that it is now quiet after hectic activities at new year. Mentions pantomime put on during new year's eve and antics on hitting the wine store afterwards and retiring at 2.30. Then catches up with mail received. Writes of cold weather and…

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Reports arrival of latest mail, sorry to hear of death of acquaintance and asks condolences be passed on. Catches up on family news and gossip. Mentions cold weather with frost in the morning and reports arrival of fortnightly issue of wood which…

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Reports arrival of latest mail and catches up with family news. Sends thanks to all others who have written to him. Says he has just sent cable for his mother's birthday and hopes it arrives in time. Writes he is enclosing a photograph taken when…

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Reports arrival of their latest cable and writes of the last one he sent them. Hopes mother would have good birthday. Reports arrival of other letters but still worries that his are not getting through. Assures them he has not forgotten them and is…

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Reports arrival of mail and asks them to thank everyone who sent him money. Agrees that they should number their letters to help identify any missing. Reiterates that they should buy themselves radio as he previously suggested. Catches up with…

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Reports arrival of recent letters and records the time some have taken. Has some photographs but not sending them until the have the consul route available for mail as this is more reliable. Explains production of the camp weekly newspaper. Writes…

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Reports arrival of latest cable and his reply which was delayed due to address problem with the French. Glad that a lot of his letters to them have finally arrives after 8 weeks in transit. Hopes mail situation will improve now and they will be able…

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Reports arrival of latest mail and glad to hear that eight of his letters have arrived which would let them know a little of conditions at Laghouat. Mentions he is now smoking a pipe but there is a lack of tobacco. Writes of difficult supply…

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Reports arrival of latest mail as well as Christmas card and bookmark calendar. Answers their question comparing spring in North Africa to home. Mentions not receiving any clothes from Red Cross but had received considerable amount of food for which…

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Reports arrival of Valentines day cable and his reply as well as other letters received, some via Germany, probably included in German prisoner of war mail. Catches up with home news and reminisces. Reports arrival of letters from other people. Glad…

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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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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 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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