Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 18 May [1945]

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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: 
18 May [1945]
Place: London
Collection/Fonds: 
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: 
00001616-4
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

were not treated too badly except for food, which made them depend almost entirely upon Red Cross parcels. Living 1300 or more in one barbed area. To touch a wire meant shooting. Some tried to escape and were shot. But they painted or sketched, put on plays, wrote books, or music, or beat objects d'art out of tin. One, two, three, four, even five years. They got sick of each other but only one or two cracked, or cut their wrists, which is surprising when you read excerpts from letters of their loved ones.
Jan 44. Darling I was so glad you were shot down before flying became really dangerous.
Oct 43. In your last letter you asked for slippers. What colour would you like?.
Nov 43. I wrote you last week but nothing came of it. So here I am!
Nov 43. Darling, I have just had a baby, but don't worry. The American officer is sending you some cigarettes every month.