Page 2, 10th January 1947

10th January 1947
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Page 2, 10th January 1947 — CATHOLIC PAPERS FOR THE FORCES SIR, — Now that it

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is possible to obtain a plentiful supply of Catholic newspapers direct from you, I propose to close my scheme of Catholic Newspapers for the Forces. I would be pleased, however, if you would thank your readers for their splendid response during the past three-and-a-half years. Regularly I have received Catholic newspapers from every part of the country. I did keep figures, but compilation occupied too much time. Well 'over 200,000 copies of newspapers and C.T.S. booklets, together with many scores of different Catholic per'odicals have reached this office and have been redistributed to different camps in the country and in many camps abroad. The many letters we have received from Chaplains, officers and men stationed at home and overseas bear testimony to the fact that the Catholic literature was most welcome. The good done by the scheme must be far-reaching and your readers must take a great part of the credit; had they not responded to our appeal for Catholic newspapers, many of our lads would have gone hungry for Catholic news. Our thanks are also due to the Catholic newspaper offices for their kind cooperation in asking readers to forward their copies to us. To all who have helped us we tender our grateful thanks.

(Rev.) G. HILTON, M.B.E.,

S.C.F./R.C., East Anglican Dist. Sobraon Barracks, Colchester Essex.

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