Sunday 23rd July 1944 – “we are often “disturbed” at nights”

14400541
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company
12 Corps Signals
BLA.

Sunday
23/7/44.

Dear All,

Well it’s getting on for ten o’clock and just getting dark Continue reading

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Thursday 20th July 1944 – “Still we might be in snug billets in Berlin by that time!”

14400541
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company
12 Corps Signals
BLA

Friday
20/7/44

Dear All,

Well here I am, surrounded by a sea of mud, trying to write a cheerful letter Continue reading

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Tuesday 18th July 1944 – “chalked on a wall, “Odeon Super Cinema”, followed by an arrow”

14400541,
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company,
12 Corps Signals,
BLA

18/7/44

Dear All,

I’m afraid this might be a short letter Continue reading

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Sunday 16th July 1944 – “he then fetched out a bottle of cider which he said was two years old”

14400541,
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company,
12 Corps Signals,
BLA

Sunday
16/7/44

Dear All,

I was glad to get Dad’s letter this afternoon Continue reading

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Friday 14th July 1944 – “I suppose they are still a bit dazed after the events of the past few weeks”

14400541,
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company,
12 Corps Signals,
BWEF

14.7.44

Dear All,

I was very pleased to get Mam’s letter the day before yesterday

Continue reading

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Tuesday 11th July 1944 – “cigarettes pour mon papa”

14400541,
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company,
12 Corps Signals,
BWEF

11 July/44

Dear All,

This will only be a short letter because there’s nothing much I can tell you Continue reading

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Sunday 9th July 1944 – “toothpaste, shaving soap (or cream), and reading matter of any kind would be useful”

14400541,
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company,
12 Corps Signals,
BWEF

Sunday 9 July/44

Dear All,

Well here is my third letter, the third in three days that is. I was very pleased to get Gwladys’s letter today – again it only took two days to get here. I’ve got very little to write about except in answer to the letter, which by the way was rather brief. Don’t think I’m moaning, but don’t take this one-sheet business too seriously!

I didn’t know Gwladys was a Bob Hope fan. I don’t when we shall have a chance of seeing a good film show again. I should think Ensa will get organised sometime.

You ask if I would like you to send any papers, and I certainly would. In fact there are a few little things which would be very welcome. Such odds and ends as toothpaste, shaving soap (or cream), and reading matter of any kind would be useful anytime. I prefer Philips Dental Magnesia if you can get it. Very particular, aren’t I?! Don’t over do the parcels because we aren’t short of essentials and we have nowhere much to keep surplus kit etc. By the way, I’ve forgotten the most important thing, which is writing paper and envelopes. I bought a stock over with me but I’ve used quite a bit over the last fortnight or so.

As for your other question about Joan. I was getting very worried because after getting two letters from her when we got here I didn’t get another for ten days. When she wrote she was ill having been in bed for ten days. Anyway she was recovering so I hope she will start writing regularly again soon. I will let you know how things are going as soon as I hear again.

Well that’s all for now. The only news is that the weather is just the same, so is the food! And I am quite well and happy.

That’s all for now.

Lots of love,

John xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Friday 7th July 1944 – ” Such things as washing out of petrol tins, sleeping in dugouts etc. are almost luxuries here”

14400541,
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company,
12 Corps Signals,
BWEF

7 July 1944

Dear All,

I thought I would write another short letter tonight as I have just received Dad’s letter Continue reading

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Thursday 6th July 1944 – “Write as much as you can, it means a lot to me now”

14400541,
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company,
12 Corps Signals,
BWEF

6 July/44

Dear All,

I was very pleased to get Mam’s letter tonight and to know that you had received my Field P.C. Continue reading

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Tuesday 4th July 1944 – “We play quite a bit of cricket, rugger etc.”

14400541,
Sigmn. Moore J.,
Main HQ W/Less Section,
2 Company,
12 Corps Signals,
BWEF

Tuesday July 4/44

Dear All,

I was pleased to get Gwladys’s letter yesterday and to know that you were all well Continue reading

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