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: 
00001616-5
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

Jan 19. Well son, you've done something this war I didn't do last.
Jan 44. Darling, please take care of Joe when out drinking for he is so wild. Are you remaining true to me? Do they sell beer in Germany or do they just have wine. Are the German girls good dancers.
I should think it's hard to keep your temper on a bowl of water soup and 3 potatoes and a seventh of a loaf of bread when you get letters like that.
I have a good drawing of one who looks like Methuselah. He was twenty five -- but his big red beard and fair moustache and hair, and a par bald head made him look far from young. I have never seen a young beard. It is quite different from an old one.
One day I went twenty miles away to Corfe Castle. It was the perfect exaggeration of all that castle ruins should be, situated between high hills on a high sugar loaf knoll, the remains dribbled lazily around the crest, and the castle gates