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  • Collection: Hudson, Douglas

SHudsonJD755052v20005.pdf
Transcripts of nearly 50 telegrams between Douglas Hudson and his parents between August 1941 and November 1942.

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List of book and authors

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Document with details of stars and medals. Check sheet with marks on 1939-45 Star, Aircrew Europe Star, Africa Star, France Germany Clasp and War Medal.

This item was sent to the IBCC Digital Archive already in digital form. No better quality…

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Front - woman in pink long dress and bonnet looking at birds in nest in tree. Covered calendar at the bottom. On the reverse 'all loving wishes for Christmas from mother and father'.

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Informs her it is not possible to send chocolate to her son in Le Kef as there was no parcel post to Tunisia. States the best was to communicate is by telegram via the US Consul in Tunis.

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Received letter and forwarded to parents.

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Received his letter and forwarded it to his parents with airmail message to send him a cable care of American Consul Tunis.

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Received his letter and forwarded to his parents along with message to British Red Cross enquiring about health of parents.

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Informs him his name has been communicated to Prisoner of War Bureau in London who will inform family of current address. Forwarded his letter.

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Mentions letter from Douglas's mother informing writer that Douglas was missing and now delighted to know he was alive and safe. Catches up with news of acquanitances. Hopes he got Christms card. Asks Douglas to let them know if there is anything…

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Sent by J B Morton. Flowers and bells on the front with green ribbon. Woman at post-box inside front. Christmas greetings inside right.

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Letter from manager at Jaffe and Sons Ltd mentioning ex work colleagues from prewar employer. Many had now left and were in the forces. Asks how he likes Algeria. Mention fund raised by members of the company to send comfort to members of staff who…

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Apologises for not being able to visit and explains problems with getting permission. Looks forward to seeing him in [xxx] if not England after the war. Passes on news of others.

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Letter of thanks to families for food parcels etc, plus detailed description of Laghuoat prisoner of war camp and surrounding area. Mentions they were allowed out twice week to walk in the desert and obtaining a few items through a local agent.…

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Writes that she sent cable and copies content. Replies that she has had all the cables he sent as well as photographs enclosed in letters. Mentions she is delighted to get his letters. Comments on weather and reminisces. Catches up with family news…

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Week of memories, four letters Monday.

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Welcome letters, special thoughts for Monday.

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Reports she sent cable pre-paid reply, no response, delighted received letter Medea.

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Notes letter received from Medea. Dads holiday week.

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Reports cable received awaiting letter.

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Chestnut trees in bloom, brings memories, hope.

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Reports letters and postcard received. In own home with pleasant garden.

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Notes cables received letters om the way.

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Best wishes for 21 May. Anxiously awaiting news. Tells of move from Kensal (house sold) to Nelson.

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Announces move to Nelson complete.
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