Monthly Archives: July 1941

Durban… Shrapnel Valley…. Beirut

  TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 31st July 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I received your very pleasant letter of the 14th yesterday and am glad to know you are both well again.  the matrimonial business is certainly … Continue reading

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Hitler apparently doesn’t share his confidences….

  TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 26th July 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Your ever welcome letter of the 7th July came up on Thursday – am glad to know that you are both recovering from … Continue reading

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By airmail : two items of very bad news

          TX 1004 Pte M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 20th July 41 Dear Mother & Dad I received your letter of the 29th June yesterday and although its news was the worst I’ve had since … Continue reading

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A town surrenders to a couple of privates

                              Once again, written in pencil…  and once again, the ability to rotate the image was sacrificed in favour of ‘legibility’ – not sure if that … Continue reading

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Surprising capture of a French sniper

      Written in pencil – barely legible (scan is much clearer than the actual document) – was not able to rotate image before inserting.         TX 1004 Pte M Hickman 2/33rd battalion AIF Abroad 10th … Continue reading

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