Letter from Arthur Powell

Scope and Content

This is a postcard booklet which is not included in the published blue book of Arthur's letters. Not calendared. Arthur writes to his parents from the Perham Down Camp near Andover, where he is currently stationed. This is the first letter where he signs himself as a Corporal. Arthur begins by explaining he has not written earlier as he'd been trying to secure 'Leave'. This he has managed to do and expects to arrive home a week on Friday, he promises to save all his news until then. There is a 'P.S' on the inside of the postcard booklet saying that the odds are, 'about 11 to 1' to him being home on Friday.

Brown postcard booklet containing eight black and white images of the surrounding area of Ludgershall and Salisbury.

Dated at: England.