Aldwinckle, Eric, Letter, 21 May 1943

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Description: 
Letter to Harry Somers

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Case Study: 
Creative Dialogue Across the Ocean: Eric Aldwinckle’s Letters to Harry Somers
Creator: 
Aldwinckle, Eric
Source: 
letter
Date: 
21 May 1943
Place: RCAF Headquarters, London
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
Rights: 
Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format. Reproduced with the kind permission of Margaret Bridgman.

Identifier: 
00001542-2
Language: 
eng
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image
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Transcript: 

cooperation extended by the commanding officers in station are enabling me to do as good a job as I can unhandicapped, except by weather and perhaps the unceasing restlessness of the human being. I was working on ground crew repairing engines for a few days and it is interesting how many poses man gets into in the course of a day and even when he stops and rest he doesn't stay still.
I hear them calling one of their associates "Stardust" when they want his advice or a spanner passed. Of course working day after day as I have been cannot produce hundred percent good work but I consider it more of a study intake observation period and will produce select compositions later on. However I have one or two worthy pieces even in the small or rough scale and am encouraged. There is so much material one hardly knows where to turn and although I am only on station for about a month or 6 weeks I could really be here 6 months and not exhaust the material.
Scotland where I was had the most grand scenery -- a truly beautiful place and I would like to have spent more time there. Ireland, I am not as impressed with (of course relative entirely to where I am) it is smaller and nigglier, but the qualities