Tag Archives: rumours

Wishing and hoping…. and finally re-joining the battalion in Queensland

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 2/33rd platoon 25th Brigade Attached 7 Aust MMG Battalion 1st March 1943 Dear Mother & Dad I received three cheerful and interesting letters from you … Continue reading

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Christmas in New Guinea: two letters

                TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade 25th Dec 1942   Dear Mother & Dad As you have probably already noticed I’m writing this letter on Christmas day and I suppose … Continue reading

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The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels

                            TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF New Guinea 2nd Dec 1942 Dear Mother & Dad It seems ages since I’ve heard … Continue reading

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More or less grounded; rumours emanating from the top, a dire shortage of paper and a bolt disappears into chest hair.

                      TX 1004 Max Hickman 33rd Platoon 25th Brigade Carrier Group AIF NG 21st Oct 42 Dear Mother & Dad Strange as it may seem the address is the same … Continue reading

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Different pictures in diary and letter; and a dramatic blitz on bugs

                  (Salvation Army paper with the admonitions: Remember the loved ones far away and write them a message of cheer today – at the top and PLEASE WROTE ON BOTH SIDES at … Continue reading

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