|Place made||Egypt: Cairo|
|Date made||20 November 1941|
|Medium||pencil on paper|
|Measurement||Overall: 33 x 38.1 cm|
An Australian soldier sits on a crate and is writing a letter. He is wearing a tin helmet and his kit and rifle are next to him. A second Australian soldier sits in the background holding his rifle. Dargie noted of this work, "An important part of a soldier's life, second only to receiving letters from home".