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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Acknowledges receipt of their latest letters and mentions sending them a able and expecting their next one. No news of note but writes about the weather. Contemplates life in England and mentions catching a tarantula. Comments he has spent as much…

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Catches up on mail received and tells them not to worry about him spending all his allowance on mail, there was little else to spend it on anyway. Mentions stamps applied by authorities not him and does not know why cost varies. Writes that the…

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Notes he had not received any mail since his last letter. Much discussion of parcels and the time they take. His have not arrived but other internees have received some that have taken three months. Notes they have four times as many internees in…

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Writes that he has received no new letters but had received latest cable to which he replied. Says he normally replies to cables same day but they are usually delayed by authorities his end. Writes that his parcels have still not arrived but many…

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Writes about latest mail received. Long correspondence on content of cables he has sent and received which reiterate his requirements for underwear, soap, toothbrush and footwear. Notes that parcels are now arriving regularly for others and mentions…

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Reports arrival of latest letter. Sorry his cables take so long to get to them and they are investigating the reason. Discusses their difficulties with parcels for him but says he is looking forward to them arriving. Writes that he would like their…

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Acknowledges receipt of six letters. Reports he is delighted that Red Cross confirmed receipt of a copy of the camp newspaper they sent and that they would attempt to publish it. Notes that Red Cross clothes parcels are arriving regularly and asks…

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Mentions strong wind blowing bringing heat and sand and describes how they manage their days in the heat. Thinks he is better acclimatised than previous year. Reports good supply of Red Cross food and lists contents. Tells story of what they did…

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Had received no new letters but was pleased to get a telegram to which he replied on the same day. Mentions problem with a cable that was returned because it needed his Christian name appending which delayed it. Discusses new scheme for cables to be…

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Reports that he has now received 49 letters from them that year and the latest two have also arrived. Mentions weather had been extremely hot and it does not get cool until the early hours of the morning. Comments on perspiring and that evaporation…

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Discusses mail and cables and reports that problems with cables have been sorted and system should now be running smoothly. Catches up with news from home mentioning they had both had bad colds. Writes about weather at Laghouat believing that it had…

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Reports arrival of mail with photographs and cable to which he would send reply that afternoon. Discusses problems with sending cables. Glad that many letters including snaps had arrived with them. Wonders what their garden would look like. Wonders…

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Writing again straight away as did not think previous letter covered all the ground. Reports on mail, photographs and cables. Always pleased to receive photographs from them. Mentions trying to get photographic film but it was difficult. He would try…

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Catches up with mail with photographs and cables received. Writes that they have obtained film and mentions plans for photographs. Discusses problem with cable he tried to send. Mentions recent visit by Red Cross representative who investigated…

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Reports arrival of latest letters, comments on life over the past three years and speculates on future. Notes his views on life, hope and faith which vary over time. Comments on weather and heat and daily routine. Assures them he is fit and well.…

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Sends greetings on their wedding anniversary, cable to follow. Reports arrival of mail but no parcels, still hoping. Mentions strong wind blowing and that it has been hot for several days. Reports on books read and discusses some content. Relates…

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Reports arrival of letters and telegram to which he is sending reply. Outlines changes to telegram system. Notes they have dispatched another parcel but is still awaiting arrival of the first ones. Describes recent weather with thunderstorm and…

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Lists recent letters arrived and pleased that they had dispatch another parcel to him via the Red Cross. Discusses content of their letters praising their faith and courage. Provides considerable discussion about books in general. Mentions running a…
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