This is the full letter from the father.
"My dear Peter, your mother isn't here and I won't be for long. She had many things to say to you, I will try to say them for both of us. We left you, Peter, because we had to. We had a job to do. Try and understand it was because of our great love for you and all the world's children. You are old enough now to know that death is a sad thing because it takes away the great gift of life. But it need not be sad if the gift has been well used. Don't be sad for us, Peter. Remember us as having died with millions of other people for something fine and worthwhile. It will have been fine, it will have been worthwhile, if those who did not die will not forget. If they forget, remind them. Remind them, Peter."
thank u kindly aldiboronti- much appreciated ! quite a moving letter. its been rather a long time since i saw this film- must see it again
Thanks so much for sharing that letter with this board. It really puts
everything for me in perspective about the subject content of this movie;
being...just as was stated....the war had only ended 2 - 3 years before this
film was made!
"OOO...I'M GON' TELL MAMA!"