CollectionGB 0231 University of Aberdeen, Special Collections
Ref NoMS 3290/2/68
TitleLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws to her parents, Robert and Maggie Laws
Date4 June 1915
Extent1 sheet
DescriptionLetter from Amelia Nyasa Laws, 7 Via Venti Settembre, Rome, to her parents, apologising for shortness of letter but anticipating that long ones will not pass the censor; regarding the anniversary of the constitution; wonder over whether or not fireworks will be allowed; procession to be attended by the Queen and the little Prince as the King is with his troops at the front; the Italian line is established from the Stelvio to the Adriatic; they have taken Ala and Rovereto and crossed the Isonzo; Cortina and Misurina are in Italian hands; the Austrians are weakened and are receiving no help from the Germans; the Hungarians are objecting to German intentions of controlling the Austrian forces; amusing anecdote of a German in Florence; Rome is quiet; the tram strike is over; searchlights flash out from Monte Mario and the street lamps are being dulled; the Bentons are finding it difficult to get about after dark; Uncle has gone to ask after Alice Rossi who has bronchitis and is worn out from Red Cross training; she was already weakened by an attack of pleurisy; terrible heat; Aunt has had a bad turn; her digestion is affected; the season is over for At Home days but Uncle is relentless; she is recovering quickly from her fall; Uncle is well and the church services are continuing all month.
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