Letters of Kenneth Charles von Bibra, March-April 1941

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.44
Collection number PR01741
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 23
Object type Letter
Physical description 147 Image/s captured
Maker von Bibra, Kenneth Charles
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made 1941
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Letters relating to the Second World War service of VX29109 Private Kenneth Charles von Bibra, 21st Anti-Tank Battery. In his letters written to his wife Joan between January and February 1941, Kenneth describes his daily life serving in Palestine. Some his experiences include a New Year’s Eve concert held for troops, a mole burrowing into their tent, doing shift work, a toilet-paper shortage, going to the picture theatre, leave in Tel-Aviv, visiting his hospitalised friend in Haifa, a dust storm, writing a magazine alongside several fellow soldiers, a drastic hair cur, attending lectures, and taking part in manoeuvres. Kenneth also regularly includes descriptions of the landscape and the local people that he encounters. He responds to points in Joan’s letters to him, and often discusses pictures that he saw at the theatre and books that he read. In every letter, Kenneth assures Joan of his love.

This file contains:
Part 1 of letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 4 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Part 2 of letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 4 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 5 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 6 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 7 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 9 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 11 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 14 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 16 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 17 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 18 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 19 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, [c. 23 March 1941], [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 23 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 25 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 29 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 31 March 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 1 April 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 12 April 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 13 April 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 21 April 1941, [includes envelope]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 27 April 1941, [letter missing page 4]
Letter from Kenneth Charles von Bibra to Joan von Bibra, 30 April 1941, [includes envelope]