World War Two letters 2 September 1939
2 September 1939
To: Mrs. E.I.J.Bell11 Evelyn Court, Cheltenham.
From: Edward BellWhittington Barracks, Lichfield.
My Dear Mummy,
I hope you get this all-right. As I told you I went to the Depot and here I am. I shall be here for about 3 months or more, worse luck. I am now Assistant Adjutant here and when they form the I.T.C I shall be M.T.O Had a pretty hectic journey up from Aldershot. We had to go via London and cross from Waterloo to Euston with all our kit. On Euston I had to commandeer a carriage, refuse admission to civilians. A Sargent and myself ripped off about 20 reserve seats notices and started to get the
fellows in. Then we were told it was the waiting train, Out we came again and I commandeered a carriage in the next train posted soldiers at each end and wouldn’t let anybody get in. We had to change at Rugby and I did the same there. We eventually arrived here after 8 1/2 hours traveling. No more news, war has been declared at last. Though you won’t agree with me the sooner I get out to the front the better, I want to be there before the war is over!!! Will phone you tonight if I can. Meanwhile,
All the best and don’t worry, I’m not
P.S In any case there’s no need for you to worry about me for 3 months more TB
i’m also gay mom. i got raped in the shower and … i liked it can you believe that! no need to worry about me,me and my fellow sea men will be just fine!
see ya late.