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Dick’s kept pretty busy; we find a marvellous swimming spot

TX 1004 Cpl M L Hickman 33rd Platoon Composite Carrier Group NGF New Guinea 5/10/42 Dear Mother & Dad As Mail has now become our only connecting link with civilisation you can well imagine how pleased I was to get … Continue reading

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Could St John predict war’s end? Or maybe Einstein or Pythagoras?

      TX 1004 Pte Max Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 5th May 1941 Dear Mother Though still in the same area as when I last wrote you, we – that is the party to which I am for … Continue reading

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Vindication for some, vengeance for others

  TX 1004 Private M Hickman 2/33rd Battalion AIF Abroad 1st May 41 Dear Mother I’ve had four letters this week – all very newsy and interesting and all written around Easter – Youngsters on the 10th, yours on the … Continue reading

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