Letter and Envelope, Bernard Madden

Production date
20 Sep 1941

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Letter and envelope from Bernard Madden to his family from Egypt dated 20 September 1941.

a) Bernard talks about moving out of camp and into the desert, a sore foot, a lack of mail from home, losing Dick and O'Rourke, betting on horses and a first rain in the desert. Bernard also answers Molly's question of why he transferred to the Artillery Regiment rather than staying with signals, stating that he wanted to be with Pat Madden.

A postscript note says to ignore the scrubbings on the back of the last page as they are from Bill, who he calls "Nincompoop". This letter states that Bernard keeps him up-to-date with news from home, asks after family members and friends and wishes them well.

Written on YMCA letterhead with Maadi Hut pictured in top left corner and noted as on active service.

b) Envelope is addressed to Mrs P Madden, 21 Macdonald Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay. Noted as being sent Air Mail/Par Avion. Postage stamp over and censor mark on front.
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Production period
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Media/Materials description
Handwritten and printed ink on paper.
Height x Width: 275 x 220mm
Height x Width: 97 x 150mm
Subject date
Sep 1941
Display location
Credit line
gifted by Barbara Madden
Other number(s)
2013/65/10, 88797
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