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Letters to Alice by Maurice, Ronnie, Bobby and Nicolette Bodmer

This amazing book traces the history of the Bodmer family of Grahamstown during World War II. All four of the family enlisted in the armed forces, Maurice, Bobby, Ronald and Nicolette. Bobby was reported missing in September 1941 when his plane was shot down over the Mediterranean. The other three members of the family survived the war. These are the letters they wrote home to their mother Alice Bodmer, who was a widow in Grahamstown. She kept every one of those 400 or more letters. To purchase a copy, contact Nicolette Quekett (nee Bodmer) at

Letters to Alice