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Columbia University, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Peter Blake Papers
Blake thanks Peter for her recent letter and Conrad's consolations, promising to "build him another house in England after the war". He commiserates with Peter about how uncertain things are and about packing up. Blake goes on to complain about the army and how they don't adequately explain the reasons for the war, relying instead on other techniques to inspire. According to Blake, his fellow soldiers are so uninformed that when the surrender of Italy was announced a number of the men didn't know of its existence and another group thought it was a loss for the Allies. Blake hopes to get leave around 1943/10/18 and hopes he will be able to come to Philadelphia to visit them.
Source: Columbia University, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Peter Blake Papers, Fol 19:20-22.
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