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at sea post Durban: the crime of baldness

TX 1004

Pte Max Hickman

2/33rd Battalion

AIF

Abroad (at sea)

Dear Mother

Once again we’re at sea after four days at Durban.  I told you in a letter posted in that city of our arrival there and of my first impressions of the capital of Natal – we had two half days’ leave and were able to have a good look round and to have some really good food and good beer.  1,080 more words

A letter from an utter stranger: Flora the jeweller's assistant

Randles Bro & Hudson Ltd.

Jewellery Dept

Gardiner Street

Durban

South Africa

13th Feb 1941

Dear Mrs Hickman

No doubt you will be surprised to receive this letter from an utter stranger but I happened to serve your son this afternoon and knowing the army regulations, they are not allowed to give any details of their movements so I offered to write to you as it may be a little comfort to you to know that he has safely landed in South Africa.  951 more words

A good look round Durban

TX 1004

Pte Max Hickman

2/33rd Battalion

AIF

Abroad

13th Feb 1941

Dear Mother

After nearly five weeks at sea we’ve arrived at a modern seaport- you’ve no idea mother what a wonderful sight the lights of a modern city make after nearly eight months of Blackout.  881 more words

Line(s) of the Day #Scrubs

Dr. Kelso: I saw his chart right before I went to the bakery. He’s got malaria.
Elliot: And you were going to tell him this after you had a sticky bun? 32 more words

Alex Raphael