C.A.S.F. England
June 5. 1940

Dear Lauretta & Junie;

Well I guess by this time you have no notion what so ever where I may be; right you are, cause in the last fortnight, I have done some tall travelling, enough to fill a book, and quite interesting if I could tell you.  But, Mr. B. is the Censor as you can see on the envelop and I do not care in taking a chance.  All I can tell you is that to-night I am a veteran of two wars, in all theatre of wars.

I am back with my boys and expect to stay with them in the future.  I suppose you were shocked in hearing the news of Leopold of Belgium, he sure was some skunk, specially not telling us a word about it.  Well thank God, we got practically everyone out of there as Mr Churchill said on the air yesterday.  Our armies are practically intact, and rest a shure Hitler has shot his bolt.

I see on to-night communiqué he has attacked Weygand’s line, he’ll get it there.

All I want your President is to keep Benito M. of Italy scared stif, and we’ll attend to the others.

I am in great shape, but in the last week I get tyred so quickly, I guess I do too much walking.  I weigh some 200 lbs, hard as rock but getting old fast.

I am sending some interesting snaps, that one of the boys took in the field.

My home sweet home is now air-cooled, and the ventilation is 100%, it’s a great life but no Dinsmore Towers comfort.   The army is now hard work no let up, but will stick it out, what may come.

I may get my promotion to another field soon.  I have had two offers, but turned both down.

I am to old for youngsters work.  Now dont you worry about me I’ll get by in any kind of a war.

And will be back home to you and all, Don’t know when?

I sent Junie two letters one with a $5.00 Can and one with a $5.00 Am. did she get them

I am instructing my Bank in London to send Ed Jr. draft for $50.00 for the car to-day.

Keep well and write often.

Lots of love



[The King of Belgium surrendered to Germany on May 28, 1940, 18 days after German invasion.  Allied forces became surrounded by the German army, backs against the English Channel, forcing a hasty evacuation by ship of French and British troops from Dunkirk.  Some 340,000 troops were rescued in "Operation Dynamo", which lasted from May 27 to June 4. ]

[NB C.A.S.F. stands for Canadian Active Service Force] 


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