LOVE IN THE BLITZ.
Lot 55
LOVE IN THE BLITZ - quantity of second world war letters (c.45)
Sold for £112 (US$ 188) inc. premium
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LOVE IN THE BLITZ
A series of approximately 45 letters (c.250-300pp. in total) from "Sheila" to her boyfriend Seargeant Jack Summers (2576376; originally in AASC, Army Area Signal Centre) later in the experimental Close Support Bomber Controls, c/o GPO Royston (but in one letter he is "up in the Yorkshire Moors again"), apart from some faint pencil quite readable, original envelopes, with stamps, some postal acronyms ("SYSDED what does it mean, something naughtie?"), 1941; and a slightly larger quantity of other letters to Summers, mostly war time, mostly from his parents, but including one from Rita, a previous girlfriend (quantity)

Footnotes

  • "The Battle of Britain is on at the moment, very good, but hardly a romantic background for writing letters...the saying goes that a girl has to be kissed into a woman, like to take on the job, love-boy?...you really do make a marvellous lover & you've certainly got love-making to a very fine art, my sweet."
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