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11.8.45 1 Troop 5 Commando - Victory Day  XML
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veegeebee
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I found a letter from my Grandpa Sidney William Klus to his sister Elsie.

Klus. S
1 Troop
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VJ
11.08.45

Elsie Darling,

You'll have to excuse my writing but I just can't quite write quick enough. If you've ever thought of your (tough)? kid brother crying, well if I never do it again I'm really doing it now.
It's pouring with rain but the boys are all singing & dancing outside, the old flares all going up & everybody's going mad. We've just got the news the Japs have packed up and they have just sent the victory signal up. The signal they always send up when a battle's been won. Honest sis I don't know what I'm writing here, I'm going too fast for my thoughts to catch up. Why worry I'll tell you all about it when we have that drink.
Won't be long now.
It's gone all quiet now sis, I guess all the boys are either beginning to write letters or trying to get themselves to believe it's really all over.
When you get home kiss mum for me & tell her I love her, that goes for you Pop Dolly all the family. Gosh what a lucky guy I am all in one piece, & it won't be long before I see the greatest family in the world.
Love you all, Sid

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Grandaughter of Commando No. 5 Troop 1 L/Cpl Sidney Klus
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Hi Vicki

That's a lovely letter that encompasses what all soldiers, sailors, airmen, their families, friends, and loved ones must have been thinking. If you wish please do the following. Take a high resolution photo of the actual letter and email it to me via the email link below I will then add it to the page we have for your Grandpa.

Pete

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Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.


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