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Flying through search lights and on to Casino by train

                  Envelope : Posted by M Campbell Railway Refreshment Rooms Spencer Street (Melbourne) Salvation Army letterhead 2 – 5 – 42 Dear Mother As it may be some days before I am … Continue reading

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Durban Diary: apartheid, mate-ship and a rifle as big as a daisy air gun

                        Tues 11th Planes from Durban fly over convoy – sun shines hot and early – sea more blue than ever – land sighted – binoculars focus on Durban.  … Continue reading

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Visit to the dentist, then two days’ pay for one feed

TX 1004 Pte M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 24th Nov 1940 Dear Mother I have just come back from the Dentist – a cheerful subject to start a letter however such is the condition of news – decidedly light on.  … Continue reading

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Six days’ leave in Scotland – at last!

TX 1004 Pte M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF 10th Nov 1940 Dear Mother This should be the best letter I’ve ever written because I’ve just come back from six days’ leave in Scotland.  It was the best holiday I’ve ever … Continue reading

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With the Rough Carpenters…in the comfort of the YMCA Marquee

29 Sept 1940 TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF Dear Mother We have just been dismissed for the day.  This morning for the first time in my life I attended a Roman Catholic church service.  There are … Continue reading

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No such luck as a show…15 September 1940

15th Sept TX1004 Private M Hickman 72nd Battalion 25th Brigade AIF Dear Mother Being the Sabbath and having a little time to myself I cannot better employ it than in writing you and the youngster.  I wrote to May a … Continue reading

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