Blundell, Neville (Private, 2/3rd Bn AIF b.1918)

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Accession Number PR88/192
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 318 ITEMS
Object type Letters
Maker Blundell, Neville
Date made 1939-1945
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 88/0020
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

REGULAR DETAILED LETTERS WRITTEN TO HIS WIFE MAVIS ("MAY") DURING HIS PROLONGED ABSENCE, FIRSTLY IN THE MIDDLE EAST; THEN NEW GUINEA AND LASTLY IN NORTH QUEENSLAND. THE LETTERS CLOSELY FOLLOW THE RELATIONSHIP OF A YOUNG MARRIED COUPLE AND RECORD THE DIFFICULTIES OF SEPARATION, THE BOREDOM OF CAMP LIFE, INCIDENTS OF INFREQUENT HOME LEAVE AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURE. RETROSPECTIVE ACCOUNT OF ACTIVE SERVICE IN NORTH AFRICA, GREECE, SYRIA, AND NEW GUINEA. ALSO INCLUDES TRANSCRIPT OF DESPATCHES BY IAN FITCHETT, AIF CORRESPONDENT.