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Peaceful prelude to dramatic evacuation

  TX 1004 Pte M L Hickman 2/33 Battn AIF Sunday 15th June 41 Dear Mother Just a few lines from the shade of a fig tree hoping to find you, dad and the boys as happy and well as … Continue reading

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Glasgow to Durban aboard the Nea Hellas

January 12 – February 10 1941 There are no letters from this period, although Dad mentions writing them many times in his diary. ¬†Diary entries for this period are as follows: 12th January Sailed with the tide at dawn.¬† Land … Continue reading

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