Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 21 June 1943

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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: 
21 June 1943
Place: RCAF Headquarters, London
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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: 
00001572-3
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
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jpg
Transcript: 

the convention of including a weather report -- Fortunately I can be more unconventional owing to law on this side. -- Looking out of my window I see a balloon splashed with red gold on nose and fins with tail drooping, looking extraordinarily like a Japanese gold fish -- He's looking your way.
I am glad Robert Schmidt agrees with you and I about Mr Godden!!
Yes, I saw 'Moon and Sixpence' -- Very good. You probably know it is a play on the life of Gauguin. The main plot is true. The character exaggerated a little in the movie. But twas good play -- and worth seeing. Don't recommend this character as a good type to see much of. We have one here - (though not as intelligent or great as Gauguin) and it is embarrassing.
It has been a blow to find that with my fellow "emigrants" (we are united again) I am not among friends. After the stimulating experience on station it has been depressing to discover --
I am managing.
After some delay at H.Q. we now have each a studio and I shall now be able to continue to work on the material garnered from the field.