According to an article in Wikipedia, 15,000 Newfoundlanders served in the war against Germany; 900 lost their lives in the war. At the time of the war, it was not a province of Canada, but a part of the British dominion.

Dated Feb. 16, 1944; postmarked March 6.

Dear Mom and Pop,

I am well, happy and safe and I hope you all are the same.

I dreamt last night that I received pictures of you all, but when I woke up in the morning, I didn’t have them.

If you will remember in previous letters, I told you about some Italian people I met here some time ago. Well, I saw them again and they were sure glad to see me.

As a matter of fact, I went to their house last night and had all the macaroni and lamb I could eat. I must have eaten about two pounds of macaroni and about five pounds of lamb.

There were three Newfoundland soldiers there too and they really enjoyed the meal.

That’s about all for now.

Love and kisses,

Babe

PDF: A Good Meal with Soldiers from Newfoundland and the Italian Family

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