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Capt. G Tattersall C/o C.R.E. 7th Armoured Division M.E.F 19th June 1943 What a lovely little badger hair shaving brush it is. This was a pleasant surprise and it arrived with  the 14 “unreadable” books I asked for. Consequently I had an exquisite shave this morning – good brushes lather the soap so well. I […]

Capt. G Tattersall C/o C.R.E. 7th Armoured Division M.E.F. 5th June 1943. Dear Harvie, I received your letter card of 20th May. I am now not sure what I have written to you about the recent campaign but now it is all over. Th last bit was exciting and gratifying and indeed for some of the time […]

16th May 1943. We are not in Tunis now and life goes on pretty much the same. [I think they may have moved to Homs but I am not sure about the dates – admin.]  The authorities will now be stirring me up, I should think, to lecture, to train medical orderlies, and to render more […]

Capt. G Tattersall C/o C.R.E. 7th Armoured Division M.E.F. 14th May 1943 Dear Harvie, To you the news is stale, to me it is stale also. The 7th Armoured Division and some other elements of the 8th Army took Tunis. The 1st Army disentangled itself from the camouflage nets and followed us in. The excitement […]

Capt. G Tattersall C/o C.R.E. 7th armoured Division M.E.F. 11th may 1943. Dear Harvie What merit accrues to me by clinging to a series of trucks from Alexandria to Tunis I do not know, but the population of Tunis seemed pleased by it. Yesterday and the day before I went into Tunis with other officers. Men, women […]

Capt G Tattersall C/o C.R.E. 7th Armoured Division M.E.F. 28th April 1943. Dear Harvie, Once upon a time I was going along the road in a convoy and the convoy stopped, and the driver brought my truck to a stop in the correct manner behind the truck in front, and drew onto the verge of […]