While a lot of us Mums will be getting cards this Sunday, imagine getting this postcard in the mail. What pain that mother must have felt reading it. I love the larconic way "Bill" tells his mother about his situation. I think once Aussie men were like this but perhaps not so much anymore.
Happily from some other letters I found with this postcard I can report that 3 years later Bill made it back to Australia still it would seem, from the tone of his letters, acting like it was all water off a ducks back... 'I have lost weight but not to worry' etc.