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Hosking, J.H.

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Sunny Italy not Sunny Italy says former local boy

The following are a few sentences from an interesting air mail letter received this morning by a friend from Sgmn. J.H. Hosking in Italy, written Feb. 17th.

I'm in Italy as you probably know by now. I'm well but not happy. It's too muddy for anyone but a duck to be happy, but we make the best of it here and we welcome a nice dry warm place now and again. Perhaps you've heard of ‘Sunny’ Italy. Don't believe it. It's anything but. One might just as well say 'Sunny' England, but at least they don't make any false pretenses about England.

All taken into consideration though it's not so bad, in fact, it could be a lot worse, but it isn't and it's a soldier's privilege to grouse, so I suppose one has to do a certain amount of it.

I hope you're all well and I’ll be seeing you soon.

Jack was a resident of Lindsay for some time before enlisting two years ago. His wife (formerly Mamie Whitty) and little son Douglas are still in town, residing on Cambridge St. S.

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Genealogical Resource
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Date of Publication:
13 Mar 1944
World War II Service Files
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Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.35012 Longitude: -78.73286
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Hosking, J.H.