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(Untitled), 23 Apr 1945

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0014/CHAR 20/197B/160-163

Scope and Contents

Typescript copy of letter from Major John d'Henin Hamilton [later 3rd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell] (5 Battalion Coldstream Guards, B.L.A.) to "Uncle Gavin" [2nd Lord Hamilton of Dalzell] thanking him for books, commenting on the continuing fighting and explaining his reluctance to come home "until things get a bit quieter". He states that he has written to Mr Cranna (the Conservative Secretary in Glasgow) and expresses hope that the Motherwell Association can wait a little longer. He refers to exasperation of troops at newspapers "which seem to treat the whole thing as over" and complains at the likely effect of staging a VE day while there is still organised resistance in Europe. He also refers to Robert McIntyre [Scottish Nationalist MP for Motherwell].

Dates

  • 23 Apr 1945

Conditions Governing Access

Open

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright: current Lord Hamilton of Dalzell

Extent

4 folio(s)

Language of Materials

English

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