Letters and postcards from Herbert Huie Armstrong, 1941-1943

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.117
Collection number AWM2017.1030.1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 37
Object type Letter
Physical description 92 Image/s captured
Maker Armstrong, Herbert Huie
Place made Germany
Date made 1941-1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Letters and postcards relating to the Second World War service of NX3112 Bombardier Herbert Huie Armstrong, 2/3rd Field Regiment. Armstrong was a prisoner of war of the Germans from c. October 1942 until May 1945. In his 1942-1943 letters and postcards to his family, Armstrong writes what he can about his life as a prisoner in Stalag VIII-B (later renamed Stalag 344). Some of the experiences he shares include going on work parties, receiving Red Cross parcels, enjoying Christmas time, spectating rugby games, and having all of his hair cut off. He also expresses his hope to obtain land after the war and responds to news sent to him from home. Also included in this collection are a leave pass from 1941 that belonged to Armstrong, and a German propeganda document addressed to British soldiers on Crete.

This file contains:
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, father, and brothers, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 26 October 1942
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 20 December 1942
Christmas postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, postmarked 23 December 1942
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 26 December 1942
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his cousin Billie, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 26 December 1942
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, father, and brothers, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 1 January 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 1 February 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 14 February 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 22 February 1943
Notice regarding packages for prisoners of war from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Germany, postmarked 22 February 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 8 March 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 12 March 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his cousin Billie, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 14 March 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 29 March 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 11 April 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 18 April 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 10 May 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 23 May 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 27 May 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 14 June 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 28 June 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his cousin Billie, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 15 July 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 30 July 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 13 August 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 23 August 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 1 September 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 13 September 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 19 September 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 27 September 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 7 October 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his cousin Billie, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 10 November 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 14 November 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 20 November 1943
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to 'Jack' [his brother John], Stalag VIII-B, Germany, 12 December 1943
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 344, Germany, 29 December 1943
Leave pass belonging to Herbert Huie Armstrong, [c. March 1941]
Surrender document addressed to British Soldiers, [date unknown]