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Private Papers of H H Kassman – Airgraph to Mother and Photograph, August 8, 1941






H. Henry Kassman


הצבא הבריטי


Imperial War Museum (IWM)

Folder Number:

Gunner HH Kassman 6-8.1941


Airgraph from Gunner H. Henry Kassman to his mother and related photograph, from within a file of his correspondence between 1941-1943 compiled by his daughter in 2010. File’s contents are primarily typed letters and other correspondence, occasionally reproduced (often in addition to the typed version), and also include photographs, diary entries from Kenneth Rankin’s book Top-Hats in Tobruk, some other written materials, and some explanatory material. For further information, please see the folder summary. For all posts about this collection, please click on the “H. Henry Kassman” tag in this post.

Page 9: Airgraph from Kassman to mother. Mail arrived. Alec (brother) is back from leave in Tel Aviv (see previous Airgraph, post here), very tanned. He brought a bottle of sherry back with him and they had a sherry party last night and then went to see a concert by some of the other soldiers. They also partied on August Bank Holiday, last Monday. The mother’s new husband has been writing notes on her cards, but his letter has yet to arrive. Kassman has written to Mrs. Goodman recently (possibly a maternal relative).

Photograph of the sherry party on Alec’s return from Tel Aviv, captioned “Sherry party Tobruk 8/41” with the addendum “[Alec is at the back on the right]”. Photograph shows five men, two seated and three standing.


1/2 page, typed, and 1/2 page, reproduced photograph.

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