Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 22. Reports letters and photographs that have arrived and states that mail ration has improved. Sends thanks to others who have written. They have performed the first show in a theatre which they have built. Still studying German and violin.

Date

1942-10-22

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Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM421022

Transcription

[underlined] NUMBER 22 [/underlined]
Kriegsgefangenenlager Datum: 22 – 10 – 42
Your letters 1 to 24 here, also envelope containing photos only, 4 magnificent ones which I positively gloat over. Isn’t Frances lovely & you too? I think I remember Whitehead, but not wif [sic] Mail ration better this month 4 outgoing 8 incoming. The latter compressed 2 from you & 6 from other people – I’d much sooner have all from you. Please thank Freeman, Jean Leuchours (white heather included) Aunt Mary & Mother. Your contact of Mrs Burnard has written promising a parcel from Lisbon. Life here as unhectic as ever. [inserted] We [/inserted] Have made our own theatre now & had 1st show this week – a really splendid effort & for 1st time we really forgot where we were. Can you give me any hint as to Leslies where abouts. Still grinding away at violin & German, progress slow on both. Many happy returns 8th December & lots of love as always / John.
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[postmark] PASSED PW 3614 [/postmark]
Kriegsgefangenepost
Postkarte
[underlined] PRIORITY [/underlined]
22

An Mrs U M VALENTINE
“LIDO”
Empfangsort: TENTERDEN GROVE
StraBe: HENDON, LONDON, N W4
Land: ENGLAND
Landestail (Provinz usw.)
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: Sgt J R M VALENTINE
Gefangenennummer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.- Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Allemmagne)
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Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19225.

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