Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

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Title

Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula

Description

Number 38. Mentions Christmas food and activities but still problems tasting anything. Didn't enjoy himself. Asks after daughter and requests news as only one letter from her received that month. Hoping for big things in 1943.

Date

1942-12-27

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Format

Two sided handwritten postcard

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Identifier

EValentineJRMValentineUM421227

Transcription

NUMBER 38
27-12-42

My first Xmas in captivity is now past. I sincerely hope (but fear not) that it will be the last. It was as good as could be expected – we had plenty of food thanks to extra Red Cross parcels but I didn’t exactly enjoy myself. For [one] thing I couldn’t taste& secondly what merriment there was, was forced – no real spontaneity & I’m quite glad its[sic]all over. I thought of you often & hoped you were really enjoying yourselves. Was Frances conscious[?] of a “real occasion” this year? Tell me all about it. I’m longing for mail – have had only 1 letter from you this month[?] I’v e had a few others but they don’t count. All of us here are hoping for big things in 1943, like all at home I expect. We continue to be fit & cheerful. All my love dearest. John
Love to Frances & Barbara.

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[Reverse of postcard]

GEPRUFT 32
MRS U. M. VALENTINE
LIDO
TENTERDEN GROVE
HENDON, LONDON NW 4
ENGLAND

Sgt JRM VALENTINE
450

[/Reverse of postcard]

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Citation

John Ross Mckenzie Valentine, “Postcard from John Valentine to his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 20, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19240.

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