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15TH WARWICKSHIRE (COVENTRY) BATTALION
PHONE COVENTRY 5544 "C" COMPANY,
PHONE COVENTRY 61640 NIGHT
TO: MR HILL
FROM: Mr C.H.BERESFORD. No.4.ZONE
RWB/DT. 16TH January 1945.
Company Sergeant Major A. Hill,
Dear Sergeant Major Hill,
Although it is some weeks since we were officially “Stood Down”, I have not really until now considered our Company activities completed.
We have however, reached a point where I fell that I should like to write to you and express my sincere thanks to you for all that you did for “C” Company.
Our association together commenced when shortly after my returning to Coventry I took over No.13 Platoon, and it was then that I quickly learnt both to appreciate and value you help and loyalty.
I know that you have had many difficulties with which to contend during the history of the Company, but I shall always feel that you where one of those outstanding members which formed it’s very backbone.
I do hope that we shall not altogether lose touch and I would like to send you my very best wishes for the future.
This is a book written by the people who survived the war from their own homes and in their own workplaces. From the cities come stories of the bomb shelters and munitions actories; recollections of getting on with life when everything was in tatters. From the coasts and the countryside the Britons who worked to keep the nation fed and who took in the children of strangers when they were evacuated to safety, tell their story.
It is also an opportunity to reflect on the resilience of a nation at war, the humour and the strength that such times inspired even in the face of hardship and tragedy.
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