Items (52 total)

  • Tags: Desert War

Manuscript letter depicting life in a transit camp in the desert where the soldiers are learning the desert ways. Also including references to the food rations.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life in the army training camps in the desert, flies, heat, lack of privacy and then life in the local villages, Cairo, a military parade for Wiston Churchill and a sketch.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life in the army camps and three South African coins. Also mentioning receiving a cable or cablegram with news of his daughter's birth and wandering how the baby looks like.

Manuscript letter mentioning the difficulties of writing letters during war in the desert.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life in the army camps and the difficulty of describing it to people in England, the desert near Cairo and dust storms. Also mentioning the regret of missing out the early time with his newly born…

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

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life in the army, including meals, flies, in the desert near Cairo and Alexandria.

Manuscript letter including drafts of the poems 'Bivouac' and 'Mirage', Jarmain's reflections on his poetry and a structure for a book. Also providing an insight into the practicality of living in the desert, including sketches of his dugout, a…

Manuscript lettercard including a draft of the poem 'Mirage' and references to everyday life in the army camps.

Manuscript letter including references to everyday life during leave in Alexandria and his description of the city.

Manuscript letter mentioning the acceptance of some of Jarmain's work by the 'Daily Telegraph' and including an amendment to the poem 'Bivouac'.

Manuscript letter including a draft of the poem 'Tel El Eisa' and references to life in the desert near El Alamein and the battle field. Also mentioning the publication of some of his work in the 'Daily Telegraph'.

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 letter written after the battle of Al Alamein including a draft of the poem 'Orchids/Song in the Desert' and references to the battle and the retreat of the Germans and Italians.

Manuscript letter including references to life in the desert, war and Rommel.

Manuscript lettercard written after the battle of Al Alamein including a draft of the poem 'Ring Plover at El Alamein'.

Manuscript letter from the desert including references to the war news and reports of battles and life in the desert. Also discussing his poetry and the poems 'Soldiers' Prayer' and 'Orchids'.

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