Category Archives: The course of the war

Some higher authority…controlling this show

                      TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 11th Oct 43 Dear Mother & Dad After six weeks mucking around – attached here and detached there without knowing who … Continue reading

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You got the wrong impression… I wasn’t at Lae

  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 22nd Sept 43 Dear Mother Your welcome letter of the 15th arrived today.  Sorry to hear you’ve been sick Mother and hope you’re alright again now.  The weather seems just as … Continue reading

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News from around the world thanks to Guinea Gold

            TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 1st Aug 43 Dear Mother & Dad I received your welcome letter of the 25th this morning along with one from May and another from youngster … Continue reading

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My small circle – big camp fires and balancing the books

                20th June 1943 Dear Mother & Dad Another week has come to an end so I will give you a resume of events in the small circle in which I move.  We … Continue reading

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Even the tax collectors couldn’t keep track of us….

                  TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Platoon 25th Brigade attached 7th Aust Mach Gun Btn 24th Feb 1943 Dear Mother & Dad At long last the mail seems to have found us.  … Continue reading

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New Year … not a very auspicious event

6th January 1943 TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brig       Dear Mother & Dad Time is certainly marching on.  We’ve stepped into another year and I don’t suppose there was ever a new year in which … Continue reading

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Fellows would have to stand twice in the one place to throw a shadow

              TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 15 – 12 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad It never rains but what it pours.  I’ve had another two … Continue reading

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