WW2 Home Front Letters From Home Guard Ron Birmingham to Miss Wadland 1940

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  • Sold Date: Jun 03, 2012
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These letters were all sent to Miss Kathleen Wadland, a teacher at Stover House School, Newton Abbott, Devon, and were sent from a friend, Ronnie from Ashton Cattow, Birmingham. He was a member of the Home Guard, and wrote with a great deal of humour, but do contain war news and mentions of his HG work. There are only 8 letters in this lot

These letters are a small part of a huge collection, all sent to Miss Kathleen Wadland,of Banbury Oxon,during WW2. She later becomes a nurse and works attending wounded service men, & later marries a soldier who serves abroad. There are letters from friends, family, service men, admirers & lovers, and collectively tell a fantastic human history of the War. They contain obvious War news, people signing up, the Home Guard, The Blackout, Air Raids, The Americans, Shows & Dances, unfortunatly deaths, gossip, humour & of course the customary weather reports! A unique social history of how people lived, thought & socialised during war time, and of the Towns & Villages where people wrote from. There are a lot of surprises too, and to honest, I am sure there is a TV drama series, or best seller within!

The rest of the letters will be listed over the next few weeks, along with other WW2 related items

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