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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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Still in Limbo – but no cause for complaint – 3 letters

                              TX 1004 Sgt M Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 28th Sept 43 Dear Mother Your welcome letter of the 23rd arrived yesterday – glad to know … Continue reading

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Following disaster, an attempt at reassurance

Following the worst aviation disaster in Australia’s history on September 7 1943, Dad wrote a very short letter to his parents – the shortest ever, in fact – presumably simply to reassure them that he was alive and well. In … Continue reading

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A gruelling exercise and the wrath of the censor

  TX 1004 Sgt Max Hickman 2/33rd Battn AIF 4th Sept 43 Dear Mother & Dad I’m in a power of strife here.  I’ve got a stack of letters – a bunch of them arrived during a battalion exercise and … Continue reading

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Comings and goings (2 letters): don’t quite know whether I’m detached, attached or ex-list

                    TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 8th Nov 1942 Dear Mother & Dad It was with very real pleasure that I received and read your letter of the 26th … Continue reading

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Chaps have to get married to get a spot of leave; stunts on iron rations

                  Sunday 14 – 6 – 42 Dear Mother & Dad The good run of mail I mentioned in my last letter continues.  This week brought some more old letters – yours … Continue reading

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A camel caravan in the snow

              TX1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 5th January 1942 Dear Mother & Dad We’re into another year.  I wonder what it holds.  The passing of the old and the beginning of the … Continue reading

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