this letter demonstrates the love David Thomas had
for Herbert, speaking to him in loving terms and
becoming very animated at the thought of his being
forced to participate in the war. David is clearly
proud of Herbert and the young man he has become.
real difference between this letter and his one of a
month earlier to his daughter, Evelyn, is his
reference to God. Only once in this letter does he
underline Hashem's Name, and several times he does
not. In his earlier letter, he underlines every use
of the word.
more detailed general commentary on David's identity
and writing style, go to
his letter of 10 January 1945 to his daughter Evelyn.