Items (121 total)

  • Collection: Letters of John Jarmain

Manuscript lettercard from the Lybian desert including a draft of the poem 'Your Peace'.

Manuscript letter card mentioning Collins, the publication of his poems, the preparation of another poem, life in the army and learning Italian in Sicily.

Manuscript letter card mentioning that the Sicily campaign is ended and his battery didn't take part in its final phase. Also including references to his time on the island and the South coast bombing stage of invasion.

Manuscript letter card mentioning Bianca and an Italian family met in Sicily and Jarmain's practicing Italian language.

Manuscript lettercard including a draft of two more poems to be included in the collection 'Poems in the Western desert': a revised version of 'Tel El Eisa' and 'Sandbags'.

Manuscript lettercard describing life in the camp along the Mediterranean coast in North Africa, a change of battery, the cost of clothes and the Utility clothing scheme.

Manuscript air letter from Sicily about Jarmain's children and wife, including a draft of the poem ''Faith'.

Manuscript air letter including references to life in the camp in Sicily.

Manuscript air letter including references to his battery having been in Sicily since the invasion began, his life on board of the ship during the sea journey to Italy, Mount Etna, landscape and Syracuse.

Manuscript lettercard including references to everyday life in the army camps in the desert near Cairo.

Manuscript lettercard including the poems 'The Desert Army' and 'These Poems', probably written from the Mareth line and sent from Medenine in Tunisia.

Manuscript letter card from Sicily mentioning a parade and a speech by Monty or Bernard Montgomery

Manuscript air letter from the Mediterranean coast mentioning a possible promotion and an increased income.

Manuscript letter card from Sicily about war propaganda. Also including references to the Italian shops and his daughter.

Manuscript lettercard including references to everyday life in the army in the desert near Cairo.

Manuscript air letter including alterations to the poems 'Tobruk' and 'Tel El Eisa'.

Manuscript air letter including references to every day like in the camp

Manuscript lettercard from Tripoli including a draft of the poem 'Sand' and references to his experience in Tripoli.
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