Monthly Archives: June 1941

The first important lesson-to keep the head down

    TX 1004 Pte M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 28th. 6. 41 Dear Mother and Dad Just a few lines hoping they find you happy and well as I am at present.  I have had three letters during … Continue reading

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We’ve been busy lately but are having a bludge today

    TX 1004 Priv M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 21st June 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Just a line or two hoping to find you happy and well as I am at the moment though rather tired.  We’ve … Continue reading

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Peaceful prelude to dramatic evacuation

  TX 1004 Pte M L Hickman 2/33 Battn AIF Sunday 15th June 41 Dear Mother Just a few lines from the shade of a fig tree hoping to find you, dad and the boys as happy and well as … Continue reading

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The Syria campaign begins

  War diary : first week of the Syria campaign – June 1941 Friday 6th Left Er Rama at 11pm, travelled about 20 miles – very interesting road – one of the seven wonders of the world – marvellous engineering … Continue reading

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We’ve got a spot of work to do

                TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 5th June 1941 Dear Mother Further to the letters I wrote you and May yesterday, you will be pleased to know that the … Continue reading

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A night out in Haifa…and the consequences

TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 4th June 1941 Dear Mother Once again from the shade of an olive branch I am writing to tell you that I’m fit and happy and hope this letter finds you … Continue reading

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