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  • Tags: North African Campaign

Manuscript lettercard including references to Cairo and Tripoli and a second 'Alamein' poem on which Jarmain has started to work.
The battle of Medenine was on the 6th March

Manuscript lettercard from Tripoli including references to Churchill, his writing break and lilies.

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 lettercard including references to Monty or Bernard Montgomery and the new direct air service from Tripoli he asked Churchill for his soldiers, the Eighth Army, one of the most famous formations of the British Army during World War Two.…

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

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

Manuscript air letter including references to the battle at Enfidaville in Tunisia, dinner parties at an hotel nearby the camp and nurses.

Manuscript lettercard describing the difficulties of every day life in the camp in the mountains of North Africa, including references to a party held in their honour at the local village hotel, Tunis, Tobruk, Benghazi and the Eight Army. Storks and…

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

Manuscript air letter including references to the Mareth line, the 'Desert Victory' and the difficulties of communicating by letters.

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

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