Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 30. Writes that medical comforts parcel (lists contents) and tobacco from father had arrived. Writes of his activities and weather. Christmas Red Cross parcels have arrived. Hopes daughter Frances had good Christmas.

Date

1942-11-24

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM421124

Transcription

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[front of postcard]

[underlined] NUMBER 30 [/underlined]

Kriegsgefangenenlager

Datum: 24-11-42

Still no further mail from you or anyone else. The “medical comforts” parcel arrived today containing 1 bottle Argotone & 1 packet of Magnesia tablets. [underlined] More of the former might be useful. [/underlined] My fathers 3rd tobacco parcel also come today for which please thank him. Have been reading a few books about the country & intend discussing our future home in my next letter. Life is as uneventful here as ever, heavy snow being the only new feature. Our “Red X” Xmas parcels have arrived on the camp but will not of course be distributed until the appropriate time, which will be before you get this. Hope you all had a good time & that Frances enjoyed her 2nd Xmas. Did she recognise anything special about the occasion. [underlined] Very glad to have Argotone as I am having a spot of bother in that direction. [/underlined]
Love to all John.

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[rear of postcard]

Kriegsgefangenenpost

[postmark]

Postkarte

An

Gebührenfrei!

MRS U M VALENTINE


Empfangsort: LIDO

TENTERDEN GROVE

Straße: HENDON, LONDON

NW4

Land: ENGLAND

Landesteil (Provinz usw.)

Absender:

Vor- and Zuname:

Sgt JRM VALENTINE

Gefangenennummer: 450

Lager-Bezeichnung:

M,-Stammlager Luft 3

Collection

Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 3, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19232.

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