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at sea post Durban: the crime of baldness

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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

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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

Visit to the dentist, then two days' pay for one feed

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Pte M Hickman

2/33rd Battalion

AIF

24th Nov 1940

Dear Mother

I have just come back from the Dentist – a cheerful subject to start a letter however such is the condition of news – decidedly light on.  671 more words

With the Rough Carpenters...in the comfort of the YMCA Marquee

29 Sept 1940

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Private M Hickman

72nd Battalion

25th Brigade

AIF

Dear Mother

We have just been dismissed for the day.  This morning for the first time in my life I attended a Roman Catholic church service.  568 more words

The importance of diplomacy and a visit from Winston Churchill

5th Sept 1940

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Private M Hickman

72nd Battalion

25th Brigade

AIF

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Dear Mother

It seems that Thursday is ‘the day’ for us or at least for me – nearly all my mail has arrived on a Thursday and every alternate Thursday is pay day.  1,121 more words