Items (82 total)

  • Tags: Africa

Manuscript letter including references to the life in the desert, the Sahara desert, with flies and dust storms and Benghazi, Libya.

Manuscript letter including references to Tobruk and the following journey through the desert and the Nile. John Jarmain and his anti-tank unit were probably somethere between Tobruk and Mersa Brega.

Manuscript lettercard probably written from Cyrenaica, Libya, including a draft of the poems 'For Alamein' and 'Soldiers' Prayer'.

Manuscript letter including references to the battle of El Alamein, the life in the desert, birds, his finances, banks, hotels and Cairo. Also discussing good books including mentions of James Elroy Flecker, Thomas Hardy, Virginia Woolf, 'A…

Manuscript lettercard from the Lybian desert including a draft of the poem 'Tobruk' and revisions to the poems 'Sandbags' and 'For Alamein'.

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

Manuscript letter including references to the life in the desert with the army, Libya, Alexandria, supplies and postal service and Cape Town.

Manuscript letter including drafts of the poems 'Soldiers' Prayer' and 'For Alamein' and references to the life in the desert with the army.

Manuscript lettercard including a draft of the poem 'New Year, 1943, Agheila'' and references to the life in the desert with the army

Manuscript lettercard from the Lybian desert including drafts of the poem 'Fear' and references to the battle of El Alamein, air raids and Tavistock in Devon.

Manuscript letter including references to the life in the desert, the army, aircraft and spitfires, RAF and US AAF, El Alamein.

Manuscript letter including a draft of the poem 'Leptis Magna', references to the journey through the desert along the Lybian coast up to Leptis Magna and the arrival to Tripoli, deliveries and mail. Also including some literary discussion of poetry,…

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

Manuscript letter from Tripoli including references to his experience, an ordered list of the poems sent, a small sketch. Also mentioning helping an Italian family living in the city and local street sellers.
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