Angkor

In March 1955, the Commission apparently got some new letterhead and David started using it for his letters home instead of the flimsy airmail paper used for all his previous missives. In previous posts here, the letters on airmail paper have been transcribed for legibility, with some edits for continuity. This post allows us to see one of David’s letters on the new stationery, in its entirety. In this episode, David finds himself heading off to the ruins of Angkor. 

NB – the mark-up on page 6 is Glen Nixon’s “notes to self” regarding David’s request on behalf of his friend, Gordon Happy.

And, for those readers with “old eyes”, clicking on the letter pages should enlarge them. If your viewer doesn’t do that, use the “Zoom” feature in the View menu of your browser.

DeHavilland Dragonfly - David's photo of his ride to Angkor

DeHavilland Dragonfly – David’s photo of his ride to Angkor

David's photo of the four faces of Buddha, Siem Reap

David’s photo of the four faces of Buddha, Siem Reap

Angkor Wat from the main gate. The central portion is taller than the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

Angkor Wat from the main gate. The central portion is taller than the Peace Tower in Ottawa.

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