Pfc. M. Ostrovsky, 31270449
1097 A.M.Co. Serv Gp.
A.P.O. 635 C/O Postmaster
New York, N.Y.
July 31, 1943
In as much as I really do not know you personally it seems that this is a correct salutation. This is the new address and if you send any more mail, please note and have it on file.
In your list of Servicemen sent to me, I noticed Harry Yoken listed. We both live in the same city and have known one another a long time. He graduated days in 1933, I did evenings 1935. I can tell you that this is written from somewhere in England.
Out here pleasure cars are out, young and old drive bicycles. Everything is rationed, yet these people after such a long time of war are smiling. The money system is different and it takes just a little time to get accustomed to it. Personally, I think our American system is much superior to the English currency.
The houses are built on a different scale here also. They are made of brick or concrete, wood is a very scarce article.
Expressions are different, and the English accent is much different.
Being a newcomer here this is just from observations I have made.