Monthly Archives: August 1942

I’d like a drink myself but won’t be in this queue racket: back in ‘doover’ bivouac, awaiting movement orders

  SALVATION ARMY paper 28 August 42 Dear Mother & Dad It was pay night last night so tonight nearly all the mob are at the canteen (camp canteen) on the hops and except for the occasional crackle of the … Continue reading

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The colonel gets a surprise dunking and laughs with the rest

                            24th Aug 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the seventeenth on Friday.  Sorry to hear that dad has the gout again … Continue reading

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Scarce writeable news – of food, friends and a variety of rackets

  6th August 42 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the third last Wed, together with one from Ivy and a parcel from Anne – two tins (scallops I think) – there’s no labels on them … Continue reading

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Comfortable conditions in Petrie camp as the war comes ever closer

                        2nd August 42 Dear Mother & Dad I was beginning to think I might not get time to write this weekend.  A flood of duties and various other … Continue reading

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