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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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Catches up with mail sent and received. Writes of journey to new camp at Laghouat, Algeria, 300 miles south of Algiers after a 15 hour journey by rail and road. Describes locale and that it is on edge of desert. Oasis town surrounded by 43,000 palm…

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Catches up with letters cable he has received and discusses problems with mail going missing but suggest that they write as much as possible. He is pleased that they do not have to put stamps on outward mail and it goes through the American consul in…

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Notes receipt of recent letter from them but is concerned that they have had no mail from him for five weeks despite that fact he writes two letters week. He is not aware of any problems with the post and said as a result, his letters would have…

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Sends greetings on their wedding anniversary, cable to follow. Reports arrival of mail but no parcels, still hoping. Mentions strong wind blowing and that it has been hot for several days. Reports on books read and discusses some content. Relates…

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Writes that last two days were red letter for him as he received a cable and three letters from them as well as other mail. He replied to their cable immediately but does not know why his letters are not getting through to them. Mentions that they…

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Lists recent letters arrived and pleased that they had dispatch another parcel to him via the Red Cross. Discusses content of their letters praising their faith and courage. Provides considerable discussion about books in general. Mentions running a…

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Catches up with mail and cables received and notes that several all arrived on the same day. Discussed problem with addressing some mail which did not get sent by French post office. Reports again arrival of Canadian Red Cross parcels. Notes that Red…

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According to most recent letter from them, none of his mail has arrived with them for eight weeks and he does not know why. Mentions a problem with their address and French post office. Mentions a fellow internee called Eric Pickles (Fleet Air Arm)…

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Reports arrival of latest mail and of first Red Cross parcel from them full of very useful things. Lists contents and mentions some items added by Red Cross. Glad they had dispatched second parcel and discusses footwear sizes. Catches up with mail…

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Catches up on mail received and notes they are still not getting his letters to them. Enquires whether they received his last prepaid reply cable sent two weeks previously. Hopes they have adopted his suggestion of buying a new radio as present to…

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Updates them on mail received. Sorry that it had been delayed and that the radio he wanted them to get for Christmas was unobtainable. Writes about exchange of cables and mentions their content. Wonders why they cannot get the radio, if temporary…

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Catches up with mail received both ends. Writes of cables sent and received including problems with some and costs. Catches up with news from home and mentions camp numbers will be trebled in the next few days. Thanks them for the trouble they are…

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Written on boxing night reports arrival of letters. Hope letters home have started to arrive. Catches up with family and friends news. Says he was thinking of them over Christmas day. Writes of availability of cheap wine and champagne and drinking to…

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Writes that he has been busy helping new people to get settled. Mentions camp newspaper would now be impractical for some time. However they had found the negatives of photographs they took of the paper from which he has ordered some prints which he…

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Reports arrival of latest mail, sorry to hear of death of acquaintance and asks condolences be passed on. Catches up on family news and gossip. Mentions cold weather with frost in the morning and reports arrival of fortnightly issue of wood which…

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Writes of telegram he sent for father's birthday. Had nor received any letters or reply to cable. Mentions changes in camp numbers over the last months, now too large for comfort. Says his own situation is better than most NCOs as they are occupying…

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Reports arrival of mail and asks them to thank everyone who sent him money. Agrees that they should number their letters to help identify any missing. Reiterates that they should buy themselves radio as he previously suggested. Catches up with…

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Reports arrival of recent letters and records the time some have taken. Has some photographs but not sending them until the have the consul route available for mail as this is more reliable. Explains production of the camp weekly newspaper. Writes…

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Reports arrival of latest mail and glad to hear that eight of his letters have arrived which would let them know a little of conditions at Laghouat. Mentions he is now smoking a pipe but there is a lack of tobacco. Writes of difficult supply…

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Reports arrival of latest mail as well as Christmas card and bookmark calendar. Answers their question comparing spring in North Africa to home. Mentions not receiving any clothes from Red Cross but had received considerable amount of food for which…

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Writes that this is first letter since new limit on mail came in. Proposes he might type letters to get more words on page. Catches up with mail received. Glad his letters were reaching them and complaints had me made about how slow mail home was.…

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Reiterates new rule about being restricted to two letters a week. Reports arrival of recent mail. Glad to get news and that they are preparing third Red Cross parcel. His most essential requirement is footwear and soap. Comments on weather and that…

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Catches up on latest telegram and letter he had received and discusses his reply cable. Says he is trying out registered air mail to send letter as this may take only three weeks. New limit of two letters a week was due to increased number of…

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Writes about letters he sent as experiment by registered airmail and cables he has sent. Mentions old news and recent letter from sister of a friend as well as reminiscing. Talks of his watch and cigarette lighter. Writes of daily routine. Asks if…
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