Letters from Robert Gregory, 1942-1945

Photo of Robert Gregory in Naples, March 1946 | Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Robert Gregory
Photo of Robert Gregory in Naples, March 1946
Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Robert Gregory
Letter from Robert Gregory sent from Gubbio, Italy, April 1945 | Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Robert Gregory
Letter from Robert Gregory sent from Gubbio, Italy, April 1945
Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Robert Gregory

Robert Gregory served as a Trooper with the 50th Royal Tank Regiment, 8th army, during the North African Campaign of the Second World War.

Robert’s letters and airgraphs sent home to his family in Brighton from North Africa and Italy during the war form part of the collection that he has shared with the Letter in the Attic project.

15th April 1945
Giving English lessons

“In isolation in Sicily as one of fellow-soldiers had got dip[theria]:
….the second day I was here I got friendly with a family, fairly well off, and gave English lessons to the son and daughter. They are very clever. The daughter is eighteen and apart from a glass eye, a very beautiful girl. She is called Adriana. When the news of my isolation reached them, they were very sorry, and now, twice a day, Adriana brings me two hardboiled eggs!!! I give lessons to her brother over the wall. What a world!”

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