Friday 5 June 2020

What would you say if your only means of communicating with your family was a 25 word message that would take months to arrive? Take our Family Mission and let us know how you get on over on our Facebook page

Mission Briefing

Mission Briefing

Discover how the Hill family from Guernsey managed to stay in touch when the Second World War separated them by writing very short letters with the most important information they wanted to share - then have a go at writing your own.   

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A letter from Emily Chitticks to her fiancé.
IWM (Documents.2554)
First World War
Letters To Loved Ones
During the First World War, letter writing was the main form of communication between soldiers and their loved ones, helping to ease the pain of separation.The British Army Postal Service delivered around 2 billion letters during the war. 
Jubilant Crowds, St Peter Port
Second World War
The Hill Family letters - IWM Stories
How short letters kept one family connected when war separated them.