The Second World War
The Second World War through primary sources.
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Bereavement was an inevitable part of wartime life. Soldiers fighting for their
country are at an obvious risk of injury and death. No matter how common death
is though, it is still difficult to deal with. The documents that follow comprise
an example of correspondence received by Captain Maskell from the family of one
of his men, who had been killed in action. The matter of fact nature of the letter
is quite revealing, as is the determination to carry on and get the job done.