Postcard from John Valentine to E B Griffin

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to E B Griffin

Description

Letter to Miss E B Griffin, thanks her for letter and photographs, particularly of his wife, which arrived in record sixteen days. Life is monotonous but he is well fed and busy. Is lucky to be in best camp. Hopes that early letter when things were grimmer did not upset his wife. Request that she asks his wife not to let up on organising food parcels.

Date

1942-08-26

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM420826

Transcription

Kriegsgefangenenlager Datum: 26-8-42
I do not know how to thank you adequately for your letter of 9th Aug enclosing 3 large & 1 small magnificent photographs which arrived today in the record time of 16 days. They are exactly what I wanted most especially the delightful one of Ursula. Your two letters have been thoroughly appreciated too. Life goes on monotonously here but I am now well fed & very busy. I firmly believe this to be the best camp in Germany & consider myself lucky to be here. Hope my earlier letters written when things were grimmer didn’t upset Ursula (if they passed the censor). Ask her not to relax any efforts to get food parcels though. Again deepest thanks & love to all. John
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[stamp] GEPR Ü FT 32 [/stamp]
[stamp] PASSED P.W.3519 [/stamp]
An Miss E.B. GRIFFIN
Gebührenfrei!
“LIDO”
Empfangsort: TENTERDEN GROVE
Straße: HENDON
LONDON N.W.4.
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw)
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname:
Sgt. J.R M VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Leger-Bezeichnung: M- Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to E B Griffin,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 6, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19218.

Item Relations

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