Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 26 May 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: 
26 May 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: 
00001596
Language: 
eng
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image
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jpg
Transcript: 

May 26 1944
I wonder how things progress with you dear boy. Often think of you when you were at Manning Pool. I felt most unpleasant about them bringing those needles of animal corruption into you. Quite a game isn't it. Know how you feel -- very tired -- but very fit in a physical way. How do you like lectures in morals, codes and bylaws by corporals. I smiled at your thoughts when you listened. I shared your disgust at the unthinking things which issue from men's (?) mouths.
Did you recognize my description of Manning? You'll find plenty of decent guys in with you though. What are you going to do? How is your musical chance in the Service.
Isn't it shocking to find yourself automatically regarded as a moron by those that ought to know? I like your fortitude.
Some day soon the world will be yours.
And mine.
Excuse my hasty clipped thoughts.
I am leaving for another expedition and just wanted to slip you a wish, a thought, confidence -- faith -- admiration and pride.