My maternal Grandfather served in the Army during World War II.  In 1943 he was stationed in North Africa, driving supply convoys across the desert.

During this time he wrote a series of Airgraphs (or airmail letters), back home to his daughter Pat, my mother.

They are an amazing view of every day life in a supply convoy during the Tunisia campaign, more details of which can be found here .

A short Pathe News video showing how airgraphs were produced can be viewed here.  And a little more descriptive detail on wikipedia here.

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