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Jessie 1940

by William Edwin Pidgeon (1909–81)

Maintaining an open line of communication to a loved one serving overseas is among the greatest challenges faced by any wartime couple. News of pregnancies (wanted and unwanted), affairs, proposals of marriage, heart-felt apologies and break-ups have all been handled remotely. The letters of past wars have been supplemented by new communications technologies—telegrams, lettergrams, recorded messages, e-mail, satellite calls, Facebook and Zoom.

REPRODUCED COURTESY OF THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL ART94590 


 

Reviewed 01 December 2021