23 Aug 1940
That batman of mine as you can see his a swell servant. When ever I return from a hard days work he always has a nice cold bottle of real english beer, and the slippers ready. He had these two photos enlarged, and asked me to send them [...]
Aug 22. 1940
So that you can meet your obligations I have increased your allowance $33.00 per month.
I have just received your air mail letter of Aug 5 – slow going. If you need the dough you’ll be have to sacrifice 17% of your allowance. -
I am writing the [...]
Sat. Aug 17.40
My dear Lauretta,
Your letter of July 25 just arrived, not so fast. Nothing much here, except that as Commander I am a busy man, shooting down those heinies by number. What a job we are doing to Adolph Air Force – 554 planes in six days. Our [...]
9 Aug. 40
My dear Lauretta & kids;
The life of Commander is not a rosy one, as I told you in my last. I have made a hit as such with Gen McNaug’n and expect some changes for me in the near future. I am concluding a study in tactics, strategy etc. that ought [...]
Aug 5. 1940.
I’ve just returned from a great exercise, with my Bn, and had another great day. At conclusion of the day, I was asked by my Commander Lt Gen McNau’n to speak to the officers of the Can. Corps. That I did, I am told with a bang. Well [...]
Aug 4. 1940.
Dearest Lauretta & kids,
Well this Aug. 4 is a bit different from Aug. 4, 1919. I’ve just returned this moment from a day in the field and after 14 hrs of constant commanding & driving men tru mil. excercises, I am pretty well fagged out to-night.
I am again [...]
Aug 2nd 1940
Dearest Ma & Kids,
It now early in the morning i.e. one oclock; my wireless is now humming Bob Crossby’s light music, and as a rest, I thought I’d write you. What do you think of this series of pictures, some of them would be good enlargements.
This morning I [...]
A letter a day
Welcome! This site posts the Second World War letters of Brigadier Edmond Blais to his wife Laurette. One letter will be posted every day, in chronological order. The letters begin with then-Major Blais' Atlantic crossing in December, 1939.
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