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  1. Louise Lewisson

    Louise Lewisson New Member

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    My name is Louise, 62 years old and I am an author and IT professional.. Originally from Australia but now based in Tampa, FL. I became interested in WW2 when writing my families history and researching my father's and both sets of grandfather's war efforts. My father was mainly stationed in Papua New Guinea during the war.

    My next book will be on WW2 correspondence. I have been buying old letters on EBay, that soldiers and their families exchanged. Love letters, letters telling their family about their conditions etc. Some fantastic reading.

    Probably my main areas of interest/research will be to find out more about where exactly these soldiers were posted. Most of the letters have the exact locations redacted or cut out, per the censorship limitations. Others just say France, or Philippines. A few are Purple Heart recipients, so their letters are fantastic to read.

    No hobbies per se, directly related to WW2. But as part of my research I have tracked down family members and have reached out via Ancestry and offered up the letters after I have finished with them. They are SO grateful that I have them, and most did not even know one of their grand parents or great-grand parents had kept them all these years. That part is very rewarding.

    So looking forward to not only finding out information, but also offering any assistance.

    Louise
     
  2. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Welcome aboard...where in Australia are you from?
     
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    bronk7 Well-Known Member

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    Aloha.....that's a nicely organized OP ..well done
     
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    Welcome
     
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    Hello!
     
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    Class of '42 Active Member

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    Welcome on board and often wondered what exactly caught a censors eye in reading each personal letter..
     
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  8. Louise Lewisson

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    I am originally from Adelaide. Been here since 2002. Dual citizen now.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome to the forums!
     
  10. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Cheers Louise!

    All the best and good luck!
     
  11. James Stewart

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    Welcome Louise. Js.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Hi Louise. Nice project you've got going. I hope someof our members cab help.
     
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    Welcome to the forum. Rich A. in Pa.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Welcome to the forums, Louise. I look forward to hearing more about your book.
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    Welcome Aboard!
     
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    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Don't give up.going to archves might hellp.if you want to know the truth. Never give up! It could take we weeks.sorry about that.kp
     
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    Weren't the militia units, dubbed commandos (ala Boer War and not to be confused with the British Commandos) the first Australians to fight in Papua, New Guinea?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Consult the official chronologies for where the units were when.
     
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    Jba45ww2 Well-Known Member Patron  

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    Hey Louise, Great idea using Letters. Collecting letters was one of the first things that I started way back when. Now I must have something like 5-6k and they are all like pieces of history. Good luck and welcome to the Forum. John
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Welcome Louise, good to have you join us. I look forward to your contributions and comments
     

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