Letters, Jan. 8, 1940

"If We Goes Down"

Sirs:

Here is a most interesting war letter from a friend of mine, a young officer in the British Army and a nephew of Lady Diana Duff Cooper. His father was killed in the last war and, as you will see, he came very close to being killed in this one.

RUDOLF KOMMER New York City

Dear Rudolf:

Seamen are traditionally suspicious folk, and so I was not unduly disturbed by Dickson's pessimistic face as we sailed out of Algeciras Bay on Friday, the 13th October. Dickson was a cabin steward...

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