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  • Spatial Coverage is exactly "Algeria--Sūr al-Ghuzlān"

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Delighted that 6 letters from July had arrived. Holiday weekend over and both well.

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Written by his father saying that mother is better letter writer and he leaves it mostly to her. Mentions sending him a cable on previous day. Writes about his activities including fire watch duties. Talk about his business and that the letter is…

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Writes of their activities involving a real wartime journey. Catches up with family news. Talks about working in garden. Mentions thank you from Red Cross for donation and glad he received their parcel safely. Catches up with news of friends. Asks…

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Writes of high temperatures and going to hairdresser as well as different ways to walk into town. Mentions gaps in arrival of mail and then all come at once. Asks after baby jackal and whether he will resume boxing. Says she sent a donation to Red…

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Reports arrival of five of his letters that week and mentions stamps and postmarks. Mentions that radio announcement that different regulations are now in force regarding letters to prisoners of war in neutral countries. Glad that he takes part in…

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Acknowledge receipt of cable. Remembering Friday anniversary, love Hudson

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Reminisces and writes that she is thinking of him and has re-read all his letters since his last leave in England. Tells him about decorators arriving and work they are doing. Mentions father getting £4 as his share of sale of some gold coins.…

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Received latest cable but no letters since Monday week. Catches up with news of family and friends. Mentions activities including fathers duties. Comments on the weather and the garden. Says that she paid subscription for old Mancunians membership…

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Reminisces on past events. Mentions reading again the letters he sent before he went missing and how sad they made her. Says she sent him a cable previous day and comments on the weather. Recounts visit by relation and catches up with news and…

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Had just received four letters from him, all by airmail but some had taken longer than others. Worried about cost to him of airmail. Passes on sad news of loss of friend. and news of others missing and awarded medals. Catches up with family news,…

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Reports arrival of latest letters all sent by airmail but with different postmarks. Not yet received any letters from Aumale. Wonder why he had to move from previous location at Médéa. Writes of her difficulties of moving over the last few months…

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Writes of how wonderful it is to be able to exchange cables. List latest letters to arrive. Catches up with news of acquaintances. Writes of their activities and the weather. Reminisces on past shared events and glad they are able to keep in touch.

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Glad to get latest letter dated 10 July. Comments on some content particularly cooking. Mentions other letter from same location also describing conditions including mention that Douglas had taken part in a boxing contest and that chaplain visited.…

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Awaiting first letter from Aumale and comments on weather. Notes they have not had to have a fire for weeks despite being told when they moved how cold it was there. Catches up with news and gossip and notes his photograph still has pride of place…

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Writes of latest activities and a little about the local town. Discusses latest mail from him and mentions cost of cables. Continues with chat and gossip. Reminisces and then comments that they were surprised that he was able to go into town where he…

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Writes of weather and how hot it gets at father's works. Describes new area as up to date small industrial town and mentions some local news. Catches up with other correspondence and passes on news. Mentions their garden and catches up with other…

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No letters received lately but pleased to get cables from him. Catches up with news of family/friend, comments on cooler weather and going out to lunch in restaurant in Nelson. Continues with news of other activities including shopping for wedding…

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Thanks him for latest letters and surprised to get it so quickly. Delighted by good news from Médéa but note that circumstances have changed again. and they are anxious to get news. Comments on recent good weather and recent thunderstorm. List…

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Thanks him for latest letters and surprised to get it so quickly. Delighted by good news from Medea but note that circumstances have changed again. and they are anxious to get news. Comments on recent good weather and recent thunderstorm. List cables…

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Delighted to receive one postcard and three letters and mentions stamps value and other markings on envelopes. Mentions some post misdirection but grateful that they do get letters from him. Still awaiting reply to cable. Glad that he was living…

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Apologises for her poor memory and using wrong dates on letters. Waiting reply to recent cable with pre-paid return. Notes recent communication which informed them he had moved to new camp. Writes of weather and enjoying new home. Says she is sending…

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Writes about the recent good weather and the view from the house. Wonders whether he is able to enjoy Africa. Some time since his last letter but glad they are able to cable him, which they are planning to do that week. Catches up with local news and…

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Writes of good weather and not needing a fire as well as recent storm with lightning. Mentions cost of strawberries. Mentions good news from him in his cables and wonders how he is doing in his new camp. Continues with chat and gossip, Catches up…

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Writes that they received his latest cable and wonders if the ones they sent have gotten through particularly one sent to his previous address. Catches up with family news and their activities. Comments on the weather and mentions working in garden.…

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Describes view from their dining room window but says they have had little summer weather. Comments on his weather in Tunisia. Catches up with news of family/friends. Comments on postcard he sent where the woman pictured displaying more of her person…
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