Letter and envelope, Bernard Madden

Production date
27 Jan 1942

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Letter from Bernard Madden to his family in Napier dated 27 January 1942.

a) Bernard talks about his unit resting in a spot outside of Tripoli, the fast pace of advance into Libya, breaking down in No Man's Land, advancing on a plantation, trekking through reclaimed lands and the destruction and looting of property. Bernard also describes the area he is staying in in detail, being posted to a gun from his driving job, as well as New Year's Eve celebrations. Bernard mentions that he has received a letter from Aunt Bid, hopes for a quick end to the war, new faces in the camp and wanting to hear news about the family and for photographs to be sent to him.

b) Addressed to Mrs P J Madden, 21 Macdonald Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay. Envelope entitled: Active Service. Includes a postage stamp and two censors stamps. Signed by Bernard Madden as having accepted terms of sending mail.
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Production technique
Media/Materials description
Handwritten, printed and stamped ink on paper.
Measurements
Letter: Height x Width: 200 x 125mm
Envelope: Height x Width: 103 x 140mm
Subject date
Jan 1942
Display location
Credit line
gifted by Barbara Madden
Other number(s)
2013/65/26, 88829
Accession number
2013/65/26

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