Turkish Delight

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  1. came across this little gem written during WW2 by the British Ambassador in Moscow and addressed to Lord Pembroke


    My Dear Reggie,

    In these dark days man tends to look for little shafts of light from Heaven. My days are probably darker than yours, and I need, my God I do, all the light I can get. But I am a decent fellow, and I do not want to be mean about what little brightness is shed upon me from time to time. So I propose to share with you a tiny flash that has illuminated my sombre life, and tell you that God has given me a new Turkish colleague whose card tells me he is called Mustapha Kunt.

    We all feel like that, Reggie, now and then, especially when Spring is upon upon us, but few of us would care to put it on our cards. It takes a Turk to do that.

    Sir Archibald Clerk Kerr
    H.M. Ambassador, Moscow


    scroll down to 2nd letter on following link to see bad quality original

    Great Letters