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  • Temporal Coverage starts with "1942-04"

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Terry Ford writes to his parents about having received their letter and a parcel. He is going to see an exhibition of table–tennis of the world champions, they were invited by the Duke of Kent. Terry talks about Yvonne going to a Horticulture…

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

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A letter from Terry Ford to his family, where he writes about the accommodation in Stratford. He also lists some of the places he visited whilst in London – Tower of London, Tower bridge, Big Ben, Westminster abbey, the Mall and Buckingham Palace…

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Delighted message received, letter, parcel soap, socks towel via Red Cross delayed delivery, granddad away, all well.

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Reports that relatives had now left so more time to write. Granddad seems to have enjoyed his visit and gave her £2 in tanks for looking after him. Mentions that expenditure is restricted by coupons for clothing. Delighted to get his latest cable…

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Writes of activities with granddad and other relatives an reminisces over past events. Comments on previous week's good weather but had now changed. Mentions spring and that father had mowed the lawn twice.

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Acknowledge latest cable and letter. Asks if parcel arrived, Granddad staying.

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Starts with general chat and mention that granddad is visiting and gives account of looking after him. Mentions visiting Burnley. Writes of spring arriving with green leaves and warm sunshine. Quotes the cable that she had sent with news and was…

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Writes of prospective visits by relatives and spring in the local countryside. Mentions plants and garden. Comments on letter he sent to another acquaintance which they have been lent. Mentions sending cable and looking forward to his reply. Catches…

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Writing to make up for not doing so over Easter. Says granddad was coming to stay for two weeks. Comments on the weather. Says days drag when she does not get letter from him but that it was a great joy to get his cables. No news of friend reported…

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Writes that they had not received any more letters from him. Good to read of his festivities and glad that he had enough warm clothing and food. mentions arrival of spring in England. Mentions good holiday with visit by relatives and describes some…

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Mentions visitors arriving next day and comments on the weather. Discusses the rent for their house and issues. Still awaiting replies to her cables and mentions problems with them. Wonder s if he is getting their letters and numbers them so he will…

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Reports arrival of 6 letters, passes on news and Easter greetings.

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Writes about the cost of food, flowers coming out and comments on the weather. Mentions again the arrival of six letters from him the previous week and glad they were able to celebrate Christmas in camp. Relief to hear they were getting Red Cross…

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Reports arrival of six letters from him that week and gives dates sent. Relates sad news that friend was reported missing in Malaya and that the news had led to the death of another friend. Writes of the subsequent funeral and other plans. Glad to…

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Writes about recent weather. Catches up with other correspondence and passes on news that a friend was reported missing. Mentions plans to visit friend in Skipton. Describes local of money raising event. Writes that his last cable was unintelligible…

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Writes of lengthening days, good weather and local area. Mentions their activities going for a walk but still deep snow. Writes that she sent him a cable previous Saturday and awaiting reply. Writes of daffodils and snowdrops in shops again but…

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Comments on weather and arrival of spring and tells of her activities. Writes that they still have good wholesome food despite rationing. Catches up with news of friends, gossip and other activities. Mentions drastic reduction in petrol ration which…

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Writes that she numbers her letters and wonders how many arrive. Still awaiting letters from him as none since that end of January. Records letter that had arrived and dates. Sorry they were not allowed to send him anything he really needed.…

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Writes of father going out for fire watching duty on a snowy night. Comments on the days weather and that it had been a rough winter. Still waiting for letters the last came at the end of January. Writes there was no more news of loss of a friend.…

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Writes that spring is on the way and comments on the weather. Wonders what conditions were like in his camp and whether he managed to keep warm and had enough food. Recounts recent visit by a friend. Relates newspaper article about a scheme for…

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Writes describing visit of friend and passes on their news. Mentions feeling unwell and staying in bed. Says she sent him a cable on previous Saturday explaining that she had not been allowed to send him a small parcel. Still awaiting letters from…

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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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Catches up with latest mail received and comments on content. Notes news from home of missing and killed friends is a succession of tragedies. Discusses a garbled cable. Says he is enclosing two photographs including one of a barbecue they held for…

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Writes that it was a year since they left El Kef. Comments on a welcome drop in temperature but that flies were making themselves felt. Catches up on mail received. Writes that he is enclosing photographs including one of the cover of the camp…
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