Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 17 March 1944

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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: 
17 March 1944
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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: 
00001592-3
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
Transcript: 

and must be a horrible mental suffering. I imagine you will have an opportunity to work at music in the service when you are called up. There is more opening for the creative side of things now than before. It may not be interesting to you though.
I am on another station now. Just missed the new series of heavy raids in London. Hope they are over when I return. Hope my big painting hasn't been damaged. Oh dear I couldn't do it again. The other morning I went out early and climbed up an enormous ladder which conveniently rested on the side of the huge hangars they have here. It was misty and frosty and the roof was slippy but I was rewarded for I looked down on three aircraft with frosted wings looking like huge fish resting at the bottom of a deep sea. Just got started when the air raid warning commenced. I got mad and went on sketching. Then I thought what a silly place to be if aircraft came over. I had a long drop. So I slithered down an incline that had trebled in degree and had some breathtaking moments doing trapese work on the top of a ladder.