Tag Archives: Palestine

A Little Bit Of Spring Romance

On the 23rd March 1952 my parents married in Twickenham. It had taken them eight years from their first date to reach that point. But their meeting has always struck me as the most romantic thing about them and as … Continue reading

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Dad’s Letters from Palestine – May to August 1947

    It has been a long time since I posted about my father’s time in Palestine after WW2. Here is the link to the tab above where the latest letters are copied. A lot has happened both for me … Continue reading

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Dad’s letters from Palestine February, March and April 1947

It has been a while since I posted a set of my father’s letters from Palestine. The latest set can be found here. I have been watching the turmoil in the Middle East just now. The awful acts of horror … Continue reading

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Dad’s letters from Palestine – November, December 1946 and January 1947

It’s been a few weeks since I posted the last selection of my father’s letters from Palestine. Here are the latest set. Since then some sort of peace has broken out in Gaza between Hamas and Israel and the more vituperative … Continue reading

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Dad’s letters from Palestine – September to October 1946

‘At one time anti-Semitism filled me with horror, but now I can never again feel sorry for any Jew. These terrorists are backed by 99% of the whole population, and murderers are heroes, or martyrs if we catch them.’ Dad wrote … Continue reading

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Dad’s letters to Palestine- July and August 1946

We are back in Palestine as the summer heat builds to a crescendo. I’ve posted some more letters and the poem I copied last time. However here we also have Dad’s explanation for writing it. Since starting on these posts … Continue reading

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Dad’s letters from Palestine May/June 1946

I’ve pasted another set of letters, as Dad settles into guard duty and the inevitable ennui and excitement of his time in the Middle East. It’s getting hotter in every sense. To begin it is a snake hunt that engrosses … Continue reading

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