Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 2 October 1943

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Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
2 October 1943
Place: RCAF Headquarters, London
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001590-2
Language: 
eng
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image
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Transcript: 

be in congenial company. The district is much more immense and wild than I had supposed anything could be in England and has a weird grandeur. Donald who has been "suffering" in a dirty old hospital in the east end for a year or two began to flower out into a happiness that has been crushed by his dirty work and the ignorant cruelty of misguided patriots, and returned not so confused in thought as when we left and he was pleased to find I was not a heavy philosophic bore entirely. Food was hard to find and we practically climbed Sca Fell on a week of bread butter and tea. The day we left he had just risen from donating three pints of blood and experimental infections tested on him as a guinea pig for some new knowledge required and I fully expected to be with a slightly invalid person. However he was not and the fresh air and mountain heights and exercise pulled him back to normal. This was amazing for I know how a pint leaves you for a day or so. He is a good guy but is still suffering with cynicism -- yet I suppose it is a "crooel" world really. Certainly it is a madhouse of ugliness and beauty all mixed up -- Good and evil -- oh, oh, stop me, or I'll be off out Platoing Plato again.
Well anyway, I beg to report that the music in mountains is unpublished and quite modern which shows you how