RepositorySpecial Collections Archives (GB 0029)
Ref NoEUL MS 413/1/52
Alt Ref No52
Date6-9 Feb 1943
Extent10 leaves, 1 envelope
TitleLetter dated 6 February 1943
DescriptionManuscript letter from Tripoli including the story of an Italian family, from Sicily, who had moved to Libya in 1912, after the Italo-Turkish war. The narration provides an insight in the recent history of the Libyan colony and in the current war as was perceived by the Italian settlers. Also mentioning Sicilian festivals, war prisoners, Jarmain's birthday, the desert, Roman ruins, nurses. Also mentioning his writing, the poem 'For Alemein [Alamein]' and the Hungarian author Mihaly Foldi.
John Jarmain was teaching Italian at Millfield School in Street, Somerset, before the war.
Access StatusOpen
Creator_NameJarmain; John (1911-1944); poet
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