Letter from Harry Massey to Barbara Massey

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Letter written by Harry Massey from the No. 6 Palestine company at the Bluffs to Barbara Massey.

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Captain . J. H. Massey 6th Palestinian Company The Buffs. Middle East Forces

Letter no. 24

16 Mar 41 Sunday.

Dearest darling - your 23 letter arrived yesterda, that of course, made all the difference to my day, & is still making me tingle. So I will just write my weekly letter card now. They are rather unsatisfactory in a way, these things, because there is so little room & I cannot get going properly at all. I like to work myself into a bit of a mood for writing to you - & I find the best way of doing this is to begin writing. And so, with these things, it is time to stop before I have started properly. I do hope you still enjoy & like my letters, darling. Because I spend so much time writing, & as far as I have been able to see. You have, as a husband, by far the most prolific correspondent in the Middle East. Wherever I go, I seem to be a source of wonder to everybody else, on account of my letter writing. You said in your letter, my darling, that you could not think how you managed to fill so many sheets, & you were afraid

[beginning of second column] you must be repeating yourself a lot. Please, my sweet, don't alter your letters one bit, except to write more, & tell me more often still that you love me & love my love. Your letters are perfect, & I just adore & prize them. I'm certain I must repeate myself very often but I cannot help it - & I do not attempt to apologise for it. If I'm always thinking about the same things, I must keep on saying them from time to time - & Im sure you will forgive me. This is the third letter I have written you this week, & I have also written your mother, & Peter Caldwell, & the Turners & Frank Macaskie. So I am feeling very noble. I am hoping to meet Frank on leave sometime. I have not had any since November, & as I have not had any been working so very hard for the last two months. I am begining to feel a shade jaded & stale. I do not much want to go off by myself, & there is nobody here. I could bear to be with far more than an hour - two at a time. Frank was very anxious to see something of Palestine, & of

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course I am too, & so it would be fine if he could manage to get here. Besides, I would like to see Frank again, & have somebody to talk to, for a change. There was much in your letter that I want to write to you about & I will start tomorrow. A Colonel & two Majors from the R.A.M.C are coming in for supper tonight. I have been to have lunch on their Hospital ship, & had to ask them back again. There was one thing in your letters, my darling & I will say more about it - but, in case you are worrying, your mothers allowance will go on whatever happens. But nothing is going to happen, to either of us, & you must not even think of such things. And now I have come to the end of this funny short little card. They are most unsatisfactory, are they not? I wonder would you prefer me not to use them. But I feel they may get preferential deliverys. All my love sweetheart, you are always in my heart & in my thoughts. Harry

BY AIR MAIL

[Stamped]PASSED BY CENSOR NO.2464[Stamped]

AIR MAIL

LETTER CARD

IF ANYTHING IS ENCLOSED THIS CARD WILL BE SENT BY ORDINARY MAIL

Mrs. H. Massey c/o Mrs Nash East Lodge Winkfield Manor Nr Ascot

Berks

GT. BRITAIN

WHEN FOLDED THE LETTER CARD MUST CONFORM IN SIZE AND SHAPE WITH THE BLUE BORDER WITHIN WHICH THE ADDRESS ONLY MAY BE WRITTEN.

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