Monthly Archives: August 1941

The comfort of a Chev sedan on race day in Beirut

    TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 27th August 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I received your very welcome letter today – a day earlier than the usual delivery & you certainly tricked me with the handwriting … Continue reading

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Every day we read the Germans are using their last reserves

TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 21st August 1941 Dear Mother & dad I was very pleased to get your letter yesterday along with Youngster’s and one from Jack.  Yours and Youngster’s are as regular as clockwork – … Continue reading

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At last – a visit to Ken, post amputation – and news of Japanese aggression

  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 15th August 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I think I’ve told you in several letters that I’ve been trying to get down to see Ken.  My numerous efforts having been unavailing, … Continue reading

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Goodwill tour, friendly locals, promotion to Acting Corporal

  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 7th August 1941 Dear Mother & Dad I had half written my letter yesterday when McDonnell came down with a bunch of mail and though most of it was for (Ramon … Continue reading

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