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

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Writes about recent weather. Catches up with other correspondence and passes on news that a friend was reported missing. Mentions plans to visit friend in Skipton. Describes local of money raising event. Writes that his last cable was unintelligible…

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Reports arrival of three letters from him and answers some things about their Christmas. Catches up with news of family and mentions plans for Easter. Writes of how they are getting on. Catches up with local gossip and news.

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Reports arrival of six letters from him that week and gives dates sent. Relates sad news that friend was reported missing in Malaya and that the news had led to the death of another friend. Writes of the subsequent funeral and other plans. Glad to…

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Writes about the cost of food, flowers coming out and comments on the weather. Mentions again the arrival of six letters from him the previous week and glad they were able to celebrate Christmas in camp. Relief to hear they were getting Red Cross…

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Describes their current activities and still waiting for return cable. Mentions father on fire watch duty and writes about his business. Now have lived quiet existence in new home for four months. Describes garden and neighbourhood. Talks about lack…

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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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Great to receive cable with news of move to Laghouat. Six week since last letter and was feeling anxious. Hopes new camp will be clean and healthy. Some confusion over spelling of new location, awaiting letter to clear this up. Comments on weather.…

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Great to receive cable with news of move to Laghouat. Six week since last letter and was feeling anxious. Hopes new camp will be clean and healthy. Some confusion over spelling of new location, awaiting letter to clear this up. Comments on weather.…

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Six weeks since last letter but glad we still have cable. Comments on content of last letter. Explains repetition but not sure which letters if any get through. Reminisces and comments on weather. Writes of activities and catches up with news of…

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Comments on cold weather and their health. Writes of working in garden and of shop in Manchester where they bough bulbs. Likes their new home and surroundings. Six weeks since they got a letter from him and they would be very anxious except for…

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Copies words of cable sent the previous day mentioning important anniversary over which she reminisces. Mentions snow on two days of previous week. A year since they received the first letter from him. Writes that she sent him two calendars and…

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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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Seven weeks since last letters but blessing that they have been able to exchange cables. Writes of armistice day thoughts, how much they miss him and know how weary he must be of the inactivity of life in internment. Mentions father's activities and…

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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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Needs to get letter off in hope it will arrive by Christmas. Wishes him best Christmas greetings under his trying circumstances. Hopes he will be home next Christmas. Wonders what he will think of Nelson and their house. Catches up with news and…

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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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Eight weeks since last letter and getting anxious. Sent cable with pre-paid reply last Saturday. Mentions activity round North Africa and hopes they will soon get good news. Writes of visit to library and getting out book about Laghouat which she…

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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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Glad to receive cable from him as no letters for eight weeks. Glad he is getting letters and hopes calendars will arrive soon. Understand a little why no letters due to disturbance in his part of world recently. Catches up with family news and asks…
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