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Love letters - Michael Billings

Letters from Private Billings to his sweetheart and later wife, Kathleen. His letters include details of his impending departure from Puckapunyal, the stopover in Bombay, leave in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Beirut and Cairo while stationed in Palestine, Syria and Egypt. 

His letters also include news of family, gifts and parcels, and men back home. The letters go on to discuss the birth of their son, the death of Kathleen's brother, and her efforts to find a family home. 

This collection contains many poignant love letters describing the pain of separation and longing for reunion. 

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Second World War, 1939–45
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