Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 24. Notes it is the 3rd anniversary of their engagement and he writes how lucky he has been since asking her to marry him. He has been for a walk and seen some of the outside world.

Date

1942-10-29

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Language

Format

Two side handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM421029

Transcription

NUMBER 24
Kriegsgefangenenlager Datum: 29-10-42
Have been thinking of you a lot today, on this the third anniversary of our engagement. What a lucky fellow I was to have the chance of asking you to be my wife! I have never regretted doing so never shall. I eagerly look forward to being with you again but fear a long wait yet. How are you & how is Frances? Already she must have changed considerably since I saw her last. As a result of the mail ban I haven’t had a letter from you for some weeks now, since I got my quota in one lump at the beginning of the period. Was very fortunate in being taken for a walk today, my first sight of the outside world for nearly 5 months. Thoroughly enjoyed it but cannot look forward to its regular repetition. All my love dearest, may we have many & happier returns of today / John.
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Kriegsgefangenenpost
Postkarte
[postmark] PASSED P.W.17 [/postmark]
[postmark] GEPRUFT 32 [/postmark]
24
An MRS U M VALENTINE
LIDO
Empfangsort: TENTERDEN GROVE
StraBe: HENDON, LONDON NW4
Land: ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw.)
Gebuhrenfrei!
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: Sgt JRM VALENTINE
Gefangenennumer: 450
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Germany)
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Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 2, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19227.

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