Airmail letter and envelope, Bernard Madden

Production date
03 Jun 1944

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Letter and envelope from Bernard Madden to his family in Napier dated 3 June 1944.

a) Bernard writes about evenings in Italy, thinking about Napier and the family, comparing sunsets in Egypt and Italy, going for leisurely walks, the local sheep farmers, a visit by Prime Minister Peter Fraser, attending a concert on base, weather in the area, signing up for a three week signalling course, getting more exercise, receiving airgraph letters, a parcel recently sent home, bargaining with local merchants and gives well wishes to members of the family.

Written on YMCA/National Patriotic Fund Board/On Active Service letterhead.

b) Letter is addressed to Mrs P J Madden, 21 Macdonald Street, Napier, Hawke's Bay. Includes a postage stamp and censor's stamp. Signed by Bernard Madden acknowledging prerequisites of sending post.
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Media/Materials description
Printed, handwritten and stamped ink on paper.
Height x Width: 230 x 145mm
Height x Width: 100 x 152mm
Subject date
Jun 1944
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Credit line
gifted by Barbara Madden
Other number(s)
2013/65/127, 89231
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