Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 36. No mail received for some time. Has seen doctor about nose problems and would only be solved by operation. Reports parcel arrived from Sweden.

Date

1942-12-19

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Format

Two sides handwritten postcard

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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EValentineJRMValentineUM421219

Transcription

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[underlined] NUMBER 36 [/underlined]
19-12-42

Another long gap on your mail – haven’t heard from you or anyone else for some time now. Life here is deadly dull as ever, fortunately I am just as occupied. Having struggled unsuccessfully with Argolone for a few weeks I went to the camp doctor about my nose, but he said that only an operation would cure it but as it was not an essential one it would not be sanctioned by the Germans. I am quite fit otherwise I wish I had your company to look forward to at Xmas. We are determined to have as jolly a time as we can. A second and similar parcel has arrived from Sweden MRS SKAGERLIND VALHALLAYÄGEN 120, STOCKHOLM. Would you send my thanks as I have no spare cards.

Hope Francis, you & Ba are all fit. How I long for you! All my love, dearest
John.

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[two inkstamps]
MRS U.M. VALENTINE
“LIDO”
TENTERDEN GROVE
HENDON, LONDON N. W. 4
ENGLAND

Sgt J.R.M. VALENTINE
450.

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19238.

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