McDaniel, Francis, Letter, 24 May 1942

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Description: 
letter to his parents addressed "Dear folks"

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Case Study: 
Young Canadian Brothers in England: “Even here it is hard to realize there is a war on”
Creator: 
McDaniel, Francis
Source: 
letter
Date: 
24 May 1942
Collection/Fonds: 
Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

Identifier: 
00001476-2
Language: 
eng
Type: 
image
Format: 
jpg
Transcript: 

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[some words cut out by the censor]
a square meal for a good many days now but am feeling okay. When the ... starts heaving up and down like an old bull snoring, your stomach just seems to roll over in its throne, and plans a sign, clear and painted: "No Food Admitted"; and what does get in is promptly kicked out again.
Conditions on this "floating hospital" are none too good. There are over a hundred of us down in one "hell-hole", but so far none of us have suffocated. We sleep in a hammock -- precarious things they are -- like sleeping in a banana peel -- pretty slippery affairs. The hardest thing is to get into them and when the boat starts rocking the