Stories of my family's military service have featured before on my blog. But I am pleased in this special commemorative year to make a further tribute to them through their moving letters, telegrams and cards home from the front.
|Dad with my mother (right) and my aunt (left)|
Very movingly I also discovered a series of letters, still in their envelopes, exchanged between my parents during 1944-45 when my father was in France and Germany. Dad by this time was attached to the US forces under General Bradley.
Grandad was a taciturn labourer, He never spoke about the war and would never have put into words the sentiments expressed in the cards he sent to his wife Alice and his messages were rather prosaic.
The two Brussels scenes below were sent to William's daughters, Edith and Kathleen (my mother) around Christmas 1918, when presumably he was waiting to be demobbed.
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