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  • Tags: Tunisian Campaign

Transcripts of 120 letters of the poet John Jarmain to his wife Beryl, with whom he regularly corresponded after travelling to North Africa and South Italy during the Second World War. The letters are dated from 17 June 1942 to 04 November 1943.…

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 Tunisia including references to his wife's life at home, life in the army and diseases.

Manuscript letter mentioning life in the army in Tunisia, the North African war, Tunis and ancient Carthage, Jerusalem, the film 'Desert Victory' by Boulting and the Bishop's Stortford's cinema, African birds.

Manuscript letter mentioning life in the desert, an imminent battle, Misurata, and bee-eaters.

Manuscript letter including references to bombing in Europe, troops advancing in the desert towards Tunis, Rommel and telephones.

Manuscript letter written while moving along the Tunisian coast towards Enfidaville, through Sfax and Sousse.

Manuscript lettercard mentioning a battle and every day life in the desert including references to a jeep. Jarmain might be referring to the battle of the Mareth line or the attack at Wadi Akarit.

Manuscript letter including references to the publication of the poems and royalties. Envelope also including a newscutting, a Christmas card and a couple of letters to John, some poems by Sarah Stailey: 'The Return of Persephone', 'Beware!',…

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 discussing about the poems 'Yone May', 'For Alemein [Alamein]', 'Orchids', 'Sand' and including references to Capetown, Tripoli and a scheme including Italian speaking interpreters, Churchill, jobs options after the end of the war,…

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
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