Letters and postcards from Herbert Huie Armstrong, 1944-1945

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.118
Collection number AWM2017.1030.1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 29
Object type Leaflet
Physical description 69 Image/s captured
Maker Armstrong, Herbert Huie
Place made Germany
Date made 1944-1945
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 1944-1945 letters and postcards to his family, Armstrong writes what he can about his life as a prisoner in Stalag 344 and Stalag 357. Some of the experiences he shares include moving camps, receiving parcels, watching rugby games and cricket matches, having Christmas in camp, and missing his family. He also shares his hopes for the future and responds to news sent to him from home, including the news of the death of his father.

This file contains:
Australian Red Cross Society card from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, 7 February 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 344, Germany, 26 February 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 357, Germany, 7 March 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 357 , Germany, 15 March 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 35, Germany, 24 March [1944]
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his brother John, Stalag 357, Germany, 1 April 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 357, Germany, 6 April 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his cousin Billie, Stalag 357, Germany, 17 April 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 357, Germany, 24 April 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 357, Germany, 29 May 1944
Australian Red Cross Society card from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, 6 June 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his cousin Billie, Stalag 357, Germany, 27 June 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother and father, Stalag 357, Germany, 1 July 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, 18 July 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his cousin Billie, Stalag 357, Germany, 18 July 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 24 July 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 19 August 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 28 August 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 14 September 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 30 September 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 15 October 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 4 November 1944
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 25 December 1944
Postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 7 January 1945
Letter from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, Stalag 357, Germany, 21 January 1945
Ex Prisoner of War Field postcard from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, 4 May 1945
Telegram from the Minister for Army, Victoria Barracks via Sydney, postmarked 15 May 1945
Airgraph from Herbert Huie Armstrong to his mother, A.I.F. Reception Group, United Kingdom, [c. May 1945], [includes envelope]