Category Archives: Africa

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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Camping amid gum trees – and a damn good feed

    TX 1004 Pte M Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF Abroad 31st May 1941 Dear Mother After being detached from the battalion for some time our platoon rejoined them in a new camp today and this evening received quite a … Continue reading

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Digging for Victory…with troops from all parts of the Empire

                TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad  17 . 5 . 41   Dear Mother I suppose you know at home that the air mail service has been somewhat dislocated … Continue reading

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Could St John predict war’s end? Or maybe Einstein or Pythagoras?

      TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 5th May 1941 Dear Mother Though still in the same area as when I last wrote you, we – that is the party to which I am for … Continue reading

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Vindication for some, vengeance for others

  TX 1004 Private M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 1st May 41 Dear Mother I’ve had four letters this week – all very newsy and interesting and all written around Easter – Youngsters on the 10th, yours on the … Continue reading

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Cakes, chocolates and other delicacies…with disastrous after effects

  TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 26th April 1941 Dear Mother Since I wrote you last Sunday many amazing things have happened, not least of which has been the delivery of multitudes of parcels.  Late on Sunday … Continue reading

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Wags and wits and desert manoeuvres

            TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 19th April 1941 Dear Mother I received your very welcome letter of the 31st March yesterday.  I’m glad my Palestine letters are getting home but … Continue reading

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