17 Jul 1943, W J Carrie's wartime diary
Letter No 16 turned up 2 days ago - I've been lucky, I've had 9 and lots of people have had much less and a few have still not heard at all. I have Nos 4, 5, 6, 8, then 15, 16, 17, 18 and No 20. The last one was the greatest thrill of course. Then your Red Cross forms of 23/12 & 20/1/43! were of course still better - we are not allowed to send replies on them as we are supposed to have a monthly letter. I did send in replies - so I must try to get my forms back to keep. No more news and very weary. The landings on Sicily have, however, cheered us up - the end is just around the corner now. AML. B.