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

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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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Script of telegram stating removed from Aumale Algeria, received all cables, several letters dated May 29, writing twice weekly.

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From J E Hole writing that he has had news of Douglas and received a letter from his mother recently. Says he hopes to cheer him up and recalling their school days and mentioning current life. Catches up with news of people and his activities.

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Notes that he has been moved to a new location , camp at Aumale, which is under previous harsher regime. It is better that El Kef but was a surprise after the freedom of Médéa. Has received cable but cannot cable new address as American consul has…

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Most of the letter concerns post with catalogue of mail sent and received and shows concern that some was missing/delayed. due to multiple address changes at both ends. Suggests that they send mail to him via the American consul in Algiers.

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Glad that things have settled down and suggest they now mail him via some people at the British post office Tangier. Despite their anxiety that their mail has reached him he has received over 40 letters from them. Goes on to discuss mail strategies.…

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Notes his new address in Aumale, Algeria and reports on letters received. Catches up on family gossip and contrasts it with his idle life, though this is not what he would wish for. Mentions a little of his activities, routine and weather. Writes of…

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Catches up with mail and cables sent and received. Mentioned leaving previous camp and since arriving at new one has been please to receive cables especially witch pre-paid replies. Reminisces over life at home but thinks it will be another two years…

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Catches up with letters sent and received and is pleased at how quickly some arrived. Notes that one letter was censored and was trying to work out what might have caused this but is at a loss. He writes that he always is careful with content as he…

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Had not received any mail since he last wrote and it was nine days since he sent his last cable. Mentions the weather had become cooler and that he described his first boxing match which he lost on points. Mentions that he had lost a little weight…

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Catches up on letters and cables sent and received and notes times taken each way for airmail. Hopes they enjoyed their holiday week. Comments on prepaid cable they sent. Writes that they appear to have been shocked by the postcard he sent with the…

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Writes to suggest that they post letters to him direct to the American consul in Algiers. Comments on letters he has received from friends and relatives. and that letters take 8 weeks to get to England and two or three weeks to get from there to him.…

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Catches up on mail sent and received and reiterates that prepaid reply cables are good as he cannot afford to pay for them himself. Mentions previous camp and sending airmail without stamps assuming they would get through as prisoner of war mail.…

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Catalogues and comments on letters and cables sent and received. Mentions that letters are better by now going through the American consul in Algiers. Make comments on weather at home and in Algeria as well as some mention of daily routine and…

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Writes of receiving letter with photographs of his parents which he comments on. Catches up on other recent letters and cables to and from and suggests that mail going through the American consul in Algiers is best both ways. Catches up on news from…

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Writes of latest letter received with more photographs of parents on which he comments. Mentions how much they mean and looks forward to more. Pleased that they have now received most of his letters sent from previous camp. Discusses problems of out…

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Catches up with mail and cables set and received, comments of frequency of letters sent from England and tries to deduce if any have gone astray. Comments on heat and weather in general. Mentions meeting a young lady her knew at previous camp and of…

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Says he had not received any mail since his last letter to them. Catalogues recent mail and cables along with comments. Is expecting a letter the next day. Comments on weather, heat and sirocco wind. Mentions that other internees had received parcels…

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Still waiting for their next letter and catalogues recent mail and cables sent and received. Writes that he hoped they had a good day on their wedding anniversary and his thought were with them. Expresses his delight again at the photographs they…

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Catches up with mail and cables sent and received, mentions he has had now received eight photographs from home. Asks them to thank other people who have sent him letters. Contrast English countryside to his current locations and mentions that home…

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Catches up with mail cables received and comments on photographs enclosed. Wonders if they have received the photographs he sent yet. Comments that he has now been in Africa a year and that his existence feels futile and that patience and inactivity…

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Catches up on mail sent and received and noted some missing from sequence. Noted telegrams sent/received , one of which was birthday greetings to his father, hoped he would be home for the next one. Exchanged gossip and mentioned weather cooler and…

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Notes he is writing on father's birthday and also to answer two recent letters. Distressed to hear news of several colleagues and notes the whole gang apart from one have now gone. Mentions how close he came to the same fate. Goes on with some family…

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Catches up on mail received and sent and notes arrival of two more photographs making ten overall which he keeps in his wallet. Mentions photographs of himself that he had with him. Compares weather in England with his and mentions they had had some…

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Catches up with mail and cables sent and received. Writes how contents of recent Red Cross parcel helped them prepare a very good 21st birthday celebration meal and describes menu. Catches up with family and friends gossip. Mentions letter writing…
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