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Hoping This Will Meet with Your Approval

Some people really know how to write a letter and get to the point, with the result of pleasing the recipient.
Despite never being published in the paper, the following brief letter — sent to the offices of The Times in 1946 by the famously eccentric Lt. Col. Alfred Daniel Wintle — was so adored by staff, it has apparently been preserved ever since. It's easy to see why.

I won't spoil the surprise by putting the transcript here, so go read the whole thing at Letters of Note. Link

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This man seems like a bigot and fraudster. Looking over his statements, such as "I declare private war on Germany", and apparently the Times was an integral part of his legal success, as there were no legitimate means for his winning apart from the public influence of the newspapers headlines. He was a bit of a trouble-maker likening himself to Guy Fowlkes and he appears to be rather unsympathetic to others with some eccentricities that all add up to the image of a Narcissist with Machiavellian qualities.

Though, Narcissism and Machiavellianism continue to woo fools.
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"Great War peace signed at last." - Wintle's diary, 19 June 1919
"I declare private war on Germany." - Wintle's diary, 20 June 1919

I love his quotes on his wiki
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