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Too slow for the convoy, with the war on our doorstep: travelling home on the SS Pundit

        Photos: Dick Lewis                                   Rough weather in the Bight TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 4th April 1942 Dear … Continue reading

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A good thing for the war effort, that there’s a Labor government in Canberra.

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 17th Jan 1942     Dear Mother & Dad In spite of the Japs and everything else the postal authorities continue to do a hell of … Continue reading

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The Governor should…appoint a cabinet of responsible men

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 8th Dec 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Very agreeably surprised to receive my mail this morning.  Two days earlier than usual – unfortunately news of … Continue reading

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Action on several fronts – the barracks, the sports field, Yugoslavia and the USA

                  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 20th Nov 1941 Dear Mother & Dad Dad’s letter and youngster’s came in this morning and afforded a very agreeable surprise.  Although Youngster … 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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5th Sept 1940 TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF 4 Dear Mother It seems that Thursday is ‘the day’ for us or at least for me – nearly all my mail has arrived on a Thursday and … Continue reading

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