Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 1 August [1944]

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
1 August [1944]
Place: France
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001604
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
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jpg
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C23733 F/O Eric Aldwinckle
R.C.A.F. Overseas
France, August 1st
Dearest Harry,
This French ink I am beginning to suspect is made of blackcurrant juice. I do hope it does not fade out before you receive it.
Nearly a month I have been here and something has gone amiss with my mail, not having received any until today. To my surprise, yours was dated July 11 so perhaps I just imagined there were old letters for me on the way. Certainly that is excellent time for ordinary channels of mail (sorry, I see yours is air.) Well anyway Harry, not just because it was 'mail' was 'yours' welcome but because it was you. And your parcel. Of all the time I have been away, this is when parcels are really a super treat. You have no idea how really welcome it is. Thank you so much.
But dear friend, you do not say what you are putting up with or doing. Please tell me, I am so anxious to hear. I see you are still at home. I thought you were in the "service". I know you are, but what has fate dictated shall be the course of your events for a short time?
Perhaps you likewise want to know where and what of me.
I was in Devon when word came through that it was O.K. for me to go to Normandy and I hastened to London to equip and pack for the