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Reports arrival of latest letters and catches up with news from home. Writes that his Christmas had not been very merry but they had had a good meal [two sections are blacked out by censor]. Mentions choir recital and church service.

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Mentions writing previously to congratulate him on birth of daughter. Catches up with gossip from home and suggests he prepare for party when he gets home. Discusses farming and book he had read and speculates on his future employment. Writes he was…

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Note at top that although dated 1943 meant 1944. Writes that he burned all his letters and that he had received one from her nearly every week apart from when they received the incorrect report from the red cross in 1942. Apologises that there was…

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Asks after father's health problem and catches up with news from home. Mentions having access to English farming publications and asks if they could arrange for him to get the South African farmers weekly.

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Reports arrival of latest letters and hopes his are getting through. Mentions arrival of parcel and list some contents. Writes that he will need a new pair of pyjamas. Comments on land settlement in Rhodesia for ex-servicemen. Mentions starting a…

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Writes about postcards he is sending and letters he is expecting. Asks about use of prisoner of war labour on Rhodesian farms. Says sorry he will not be with them at festive season which is when he expects this letter will get to them. Asks he not to…

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Speculates on when he would be home, Comments on recent good news and how it effects them. Writes he is keeping fit having recovered from flu and mentions a small epidemic probably due to hot weather and flies. Comments on recent film and that…

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Continuation of previous letter. Thanks her for the advice to beware of girlfriends and comments that Miss Wills of Paignton is engaged already. Catches up with news of friends in camp in particular one just returned from prisoner of war hospital.…

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Reports arrival of latest letter from her and comments on news from home, in particular the good price for tobacco. Writes to change his bank account and to get bank to buy Rhodesian loan certificates and bonds as well as other financial issues.…

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Reports arrival of mail and comments on how poor delivery has been. Comments on news from home. Mentions Rhodesians repatriated and lists his current room mates. Glad that tobacco prices were good and they should be able to afford a trip to England…

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Congratulates him on second addition to family and catches up with other family news. Speculates about future tobacco prices and mention getting some beef cattle after the war using money he has saved up. Concludes with mention of playing cricket.

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Continuation of previous letter same date. Writes of film sent through by Red Cross but quality was poor. Reports arrival of her letters and catches up with news from home.

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Writes that month had been very exiting and they were hopeful after hearing of the invasion. Mentions recent camp sports day with lots of side shows like a fair ground. Writes of gambling with cigarettes, band playing and sweepstake. Also mentions…

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Reports arrival of letter and catches up with news. Mentions receiving tobacco and asks them to thanks donors. Keeping fit and doing a bit of sunbathing. Writes about theatre built by prisoners and getting a lot of entertainment. Looking forward to…

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Reports arrival of letters and ask her to thank donor of pyjamas which had nor arrived yet but were expected in next parcel. Writes listing contents of previous parcel from Rhodesia House which would be useful for the next winter as he expected still…

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Feeling more cheerful with the first spring weather. Had received no mail from home. Discusses address of someone's relatives in England who had put him up and he had not thanked because he became a prisoner. Mentions attending lectures and that…

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No news apart from seeing recent play which was very good. Comments on the weather which was poor and he would never complain about heat again when he got home. Catches up with news of friends in camp and asks if they had heard anymore about a news…

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Writes that he was now in the north camp of Stalag Luft 3. and describes new location. Mentions 12 Rhodesians in new camp and talks of accommodation. Mentions there was more entertainment and good talent in new camp. Reports arrival of letters and…

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Dated incorrectly 6 January 1943. Greeting from 1944 and hopes to be with them by end of year. Catches up with news of friends in camp. Writes that the only really warm place is in bed and they are half way through winter with the worst to come.…

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Writes that he saw a friend of Harry's while watching a soccer match in another compound. Had not met him before but could not have long chat [censor blacked out]. Mentions seeing other acquaintance.

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Writes of delays in mail from home. Asked if the government have published their plans for ex servicemen yet. Mentions Rhodesian prisoner arriving from Italy recently. Says they are all keeping fit.

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Writes a card because he is in the mood. Reminisces of home and says he had received all their parcels. Writes that he does not need any more clothes. Catches up with family news and mentions other mail received.

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Hopes they had had a good Christmas and said his was good as they got drunk on raison wine. Mentions letter from home which made him homesick. Writes of prisoners getting flu and of cough caught as a result of recent weather. Catches up with news.

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Reports arrival of first two letters for two months and catches up with news from home. Mentions he is still getting letters from 'girlfriends' and that he thinks a lot of wives taking opportunity for a spot of fun while husbands are locked up.…

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Apologizes for being gloomy in his last letter. Mentions that there had been talk of sending long standing prisoners to neutral countries but does not think much chance as many had been there for over 3 years. Comments that no mail had arrived from…
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