Letter from Ronald Desmond Hobden to his girlfriend, 21 August [1945]

Accession Number AWM2019.22.104
Collection number PR03981
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Letter
Physical description 3 Image/s captured
Maker Hobden, Ronald Desmond
Place made Japan
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Letter relating to the Second World War service of R25763 Able Seaman Ronald Desmond Hobden, Royal Australian Navy. The letter dated 31 August covers his arrival in Tokyo Bay; his desire to return home; the presence of British and American battleships; the release of American POW’s and their broadcasts home to their families; the men which will not be able to return home; his visit to Okinawa and his reaction to the devastation after the battle. This file contains:

Letter from Ronald Desmond to his girlfriend Heather Baker, 31 August [1945]