Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 18. Thanks her for efforts to organise food parcels but disappointed with one rich acquaintance. Thrilled to get old photographs of her. Continuing effort with his now own violin. Red Cross food parcel arriving regularly and well as some clothes. Sends latest chess move.

Date

1942-09-06

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM420906

Transcription

Postcard
from Sgt JRM Valentine
POW No 450 M - Stammlager Luft 3 Germany

to Mrs UM Valentine
Lido
Tenderden Gardens,
Hendon,
London NW 4
England

No. 18 (P.Card) 6-9-42
Yours of 12th Aug here, Deeply grateful for your efforts re food. Disappointed in Jan Z He had wealthy friends the world over. Thrilled to get that old photo of you. I always have loved it. Can’t imagine what the censor objected to in my letters. Can borrow “Agriculture” here. Read “Gone with the Wind “ just before leaving Britain. Still a ‘good boy’. Picture enclose with your letter No 7 did not arrive, what was it? Have managed to get fiddle of my own & am grinding away patiently. Strange to say, I haven’t the time, even here, to do all I want. Red Cross food arriving regularly now & some clothing has arrived but not been distributed. Everybody fitter & more cheerful on better rations. Chess move No 2 (first game) PXP (Q5). Is Frances’ hair unchanged in colour. My room more cheerful with photos on wall. Always yours, John

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 6, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19221.

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